In almost every room people were sleeping, but not like babies. This was not the carefree sleep that would restore them to rise and shine for another day. It was the sleep before — and sometimes until — death.
This New York Times article on palliative end of life care is worth reading. It's well reported and the Doctor's are courageous to share their practice and views.
What are you going to do today knowing that you're not immortal?
How we approach death may mirror how we approach life.