From the Blogs: Bring Back the Letter of Condolence

July 5, 2017

From the Blogs: Bring Back the Letter of Condolence

Harrison Reed, PA-C, advocates for the return of an old tradition in this week's In Practice blog post.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is stressful enough, but it can be doubly difficult if a family experiences end-of-life care as cold or impersonal. Blogger Harrison Reed describes how an old tradition in medicine — writing letters of condolence — has helped him to offer needed support and reassurance. In this week's In Practice post, he advocates for a revival of the tradition.

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