The Threshold: A Hospice Nurses Encounters
by Larissa MacFarquhar
The New Yorker, July 11 & 18, 2016
"Whenever Heather entered a patient’s home for the first time, she knew that she was walking into a long, long, complicated story that she understood nothing about, a story that was just then reaching its final crisis"
This longish and moving piece follows a hospice nurse on her rounds in Brooklyn. It is worth a close reading.