chapter  9
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Diagnosis HIV/AIDS: Caregiver Communication in the Crisis of Terminal Illness Eric Zook

Despite having said his goodbyes to friends and family-despite a morphine drip prescribed to ease him into death-Martin held on for 4 more days. Desperate from watching the pointless struggle, Jeff called their minister who spent 15 minutes alone with Martin. When the minister emerged, Martin had drifted into a coma. He never awoke, dying in the presence of Jeff and one close friend in the early morning hours of January 9, 1990.