Dr Pamela Prince Pyle

What Does it Mean to Have a Good Death?

April 2022

In the past 30 years, I have had countless end-of-life conversations both in state-of-the-art hospitals in the United States and in more nascent clinics in Rwanda. They are always soul-wrenching. Typically, you can feel a heavy mixture of fear, disbelief, sorrow and regret in the air. Sometimes, the only measure of comfort comes from a fierce embrace or a whispered prayer.