Dying: Out of Darkness

A group of medical and theological students, nurses and social workers gathers every other Wednesday in a room at the University of Chicago's Billings Hospital to learn about dying. The seminar's instructors are indisputable authorities on the subject. They are all terminal patients in the hospital who have volunteered to share with strangers the last and most terrifying experience of life. Now in its fifth year, the Chicago seminar has vanquished the conspiracy of silence that once shrouded the hospital's terminal wards. It has brought death out of the darkness. In so...

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