Curriculum mori
...if my Latin is right.

Two or three courses in medical school could be usefully replaced by a course on death. We never learned much about it - its epidemiology (who dies, why, and when), its public health (how it can be prevented), its signs and symptoms in the hospital (how to know someone is dying), and, sometimes most important, how it's to be dealt with when nothing much can be done to prevent it. Who do you talk to? How do you approach a family of someone who's died? (Not all of them are "grieving," so I said it another way.) What will be your reaction? Who can you talk to?

It's one of the big subjects which we're supposed to learn on our own.

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