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By Roy Wenzl
The Wichita Eagle 

Kansas chaplain says hospice care is about living, not dying


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — We deserve to die in peace, Father Tom Welk says.

He's the chaplain at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, The Wichita Eagle ( ) reported.

You could say he counsels the dying.

He says he counsels the living.

We should talk about death more, he says. We should help each other die in peace.

Here's how he does it.

Some patients with a terminal illness fight desperately to stay alive.

"I've had many a patient where you wonder why are they hanging on so hard," Welk said. "And nearly always, you find out there is some unfinished business in their l...

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