End-of-Life Choices: Holding on and Letting Go

Our culture tells us that we should fight hard against age, illness and death: “Do not go gentle into that good night,” the Dylan Thomas poem says. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” And holding on to life, to our loved ones, is indeed a basic human instinct. However, as the end of life approaches, “raging against the dying of the light” often begins to lose importance, and “letting go” may instead feel like the right thing to do.

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