The autism community is really "four kingdoms" with conflicted relationships to each other, NIMH director Dr. Tom Insel said at the Autism Science Foundation's 5th Anniversary conference this week. But better outcomes for people with autism require collaboration and understanding, he continued, and science is one way to achieve that.
For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.
< snip> When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five: