ESSAY- Rich was a pain
Barbara Rich has written a most appalling piece [July 13 essay: "Terminal? More than breath required for life"].
Were she anything but totally self-absorbed, she would have gotten her butt out of her room and met with these people to recognize them as human beings and learn from them.
And I can guarantee you that most of them were enduring far greater physical discomfort than the knee pain she whines about. My guess is that the staff were delighted to have her leave; she must have been more than a "pain in the knee."
Patricia F. Charney