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Any Oasis Will Do

Joyce O. Hislop, RN, OCN
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From Dallas, PA 18612.

Requests for Single Reprints: Joyce O. Hislop, RN, OCN, Box 195A, RR#1, Dallas, PA 18612; e-mail, jdhislop@peoplepc.com.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(10):848-849. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-10-200305200-00016
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Setting: A memorial service, held on Sorber Mountain, Noxen, Pennsylvania. It is a brilliant October day. About 100 people are gathered under a huge white tent stretched above the top of a long, grass-covered hill. The view extends across the distant mountains for miles, and overhead a large hawk flies in great, lazy circles. The deceased man's daughter is speaking to his family, friends, and business associates.





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