Capstone/Thesis Title

End Matters

Term

Spring 4-16-2018

Upload Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Primary Advisor/Thesis Chair

Angela Pelster-Wiebe

Secondary Advisor/Outside Reader

Patricia Weaver Francisco

Degree Name

MFA

Abstract

"End Matters" is a collection of personal essays honoring the time I spent taking care of my loved ones in hospice care. These essays reveal the many emotions and issues one encounters when walking a loved one through the last days of life. The collection mixes memories of family with the end of life experiences I shared with each person.

Comments

I spent twenty-four years in medicine before exploring writing in the MFA program at Hamline.after obtaining an English/Philosophy double major at St. Catherine's University. CNF as a chosen genre was easy for me. I want to explore the history of my family and record it for future generations, but do so with the humor and honesty it deserves.

Subgenre

Essay, Lyric essay, Personal essay, Memoir

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