Tag: death and dying

Taylor Thurston, MHA (1 Posts)

Guest Clinical Research Writer

Radford University


Taylor Thurston is a second year Doctor of Health Science student at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, class of 2020. In 2017, he graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences with a Master of Healthcare Administration; prior to that he graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Taylor is currently employed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Clinical Research Educator. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, a wife and one year old son, as well as renovating their home. After graduating Taylor would like to pursue a career in education.




Let Me Go

I had not yet guided a ‘goals of care’ discussion. This is the discussion that entails understanding a patient’s wishes regarding end of life care, and it is often in the context of determining what advanced medical interventions the patient might want. That day, my short white coat felt shorter, like it was yelling out to everyone I encountered that I had no idea what I was doing.

Gimme Shelter

I hate to say that there is something exciting about getting called in to the hospital in the middle of the night. Logically, I know that means something bad is happening to someone else, but it makes my heart beat a little faster and my adrenaline surge.

Samer Bou Karroum Samer Bou Karroum (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

American University of Beirut


Medical student at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Other than medicine, my interests include philosophy, medical ethics, research, and journalism.