Edited by Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
And they wait.
She has been sitting next
to the bed for two days, she tells us. This is not the first time but
it will certainly be the last. She came with their mother. They came to
us. Mother did not want to come. She wanted no more hospitals, no more
medicines, no more machines. She wanted them to let her be. They both
heard her, the grown children of this old woman, each time they had
taken her to a hospital. They heard her but could not listen; they
could not let her go. She is their mother.
Nenner F. A Mother's Voice. JAMA. 1999;281(12):1065. doi:10.1001/jama.281.12.1065