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Michael Stariak Interview

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Out of all volunteers, the one who relates to Chen the most was Michael Starsiak. In his interview he says that he wasn’t ready for the Morgue Volunteer because the smell, touch, sound, and taste were things he wasn’t prepared for. Chen was also not ready handle death of patients and she had hard time getting over it. During human dissection, she had a difficult time dealing with the smell of formaldehyde. However, Michael’s case was far more extreme than Chen’s because 911 is a day that everyone remembers and something that can’t be forgotten. Chen said, “she needed to begin to detach herself emotionally from the experience” (Chen, 2007, 9) and Michael said, “you detach, you dehumanize” (Starsiak, 2013) to get through it. This shows that
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