Patient Care Is Wrenching: A Psychiatrist, a Nurse and a Doctor Bare All

November 12, 2019

(New York Times) – Anyone who has been a caregiver will relate to the unending grind of Joan’s decline, to Kleinman’s exhaustion and to his efforts to keep going. And he’s one of the lucky ones: He has the financial means to hire home health aides and then, when that is no longer possible, he places Joan in a nursing home that’s “well-appointed, in a beautiful wooded setting in hundreds of acres of rolling hills and meadowland. … Her new and last place of residence was a single room with a pleasing view that felt more like a hotel room than a hospital room.”