Laugh, Cry, Live

Pondering the emotional side of life, beginning to end.

On Parents who Choose Hospice Care instead of Intensive Care

When parents of a critically ill newborn choose hospice care instead of intensive care (NICU), they are often judged as selfish cowards who are unwilling to let their baby fight for survival. But as Meloney Dunning’s prize-winning essay in Real Simple demonstrates, choosing hospice can be the courageous decision. It’s not about giving up in fear, but letting go with love. Read More

I applaud all parents who

I applaud all parents who choose hospice rather than torturing any child with last ditch treatments. Death is not the worst thing that can happen to anyone - even babies.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and author of 6 books, including one about perinatal hospice titled A Gift of Time.

more...

Subscribe to Laugh, Cry, Live

Current Issue

Just Say It

When and how should we open up to loved ones?