Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.


End of Life Care

My 92-Year-Old Father Didn’t Need More Medical Care

Courtesy of | By Ezekiel Emanuel | Photo by YASSER CHALID / GETTY | Originally published 01.02.2020 | Posted 01.09.2020 Ordering up more tests and surgeries for dying patients is easy. Getting patients the end-of-life care they deserve takes... Continue Reading →

Your stories of being there when someone died

Courtesy of ABC Life | By Kellie Scott | Illustration by ABC Life/Unsplash | Originally Published 05.22.2019 | Posted 07.11.2019 When we published a story on how to sit with someone who is dying, we asked for your experiences. Many of... Continue Reading →

Death and dementia: Preparing for the end of life

Courtesy of | By Katie Corr | Illustration by| Originally Published End stage dementia care: What you need to know It can be traumatic to watch a loved one with dementia nearing the end of their life. But... Continue Reading →

It’s time to talk about death, dying and end-of-life care

Courtesy of Aged Care | Orginally Published 01.21.2018 | Posted 01.28.2018 There is a saying that in life, there are only two certainties - paying taxes and dying, but despite the inevitability of death, experts say people are still... Continue Reading →

How One Woman Changed The Way People Die In Mongolia

Courtesy of | By Rae Ellen Bichell | Illustration by Angie Wang | Originally Published 11.05.2015 | Posted 01.26.2018   Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren has one goal: to improve the way people die in Mongolia. "My father died of lung... Continue Reading →

Music brings healing, comfort to the dying

Courtesy of KALW.ORG | By Joann Mar | Photo by Joann Mar | Originally Published 09.20.2017 | Posted 01.20.2018 There's an increased use of live music at Bay Area’s major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people... Continue Reading →

Financial Concerns at the End of Life

Courtesy of MerckManuals - Consumer Version | Posted 01.14.2018 | By Elizabeth L. Cobbs, MD, Professor, Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care; Chief, Geriatrics, Extended Care and Palliative Care, George Washington University; Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center; Karen Blackstone, MD,... Continue Reading →

The Need to Remember That Death Is a Human and Personal Event, and Not Just a Medical One

Courtesy of On Being By Krista Tippett | By Krista Tippett | Originally Published 04.29.2012 | Posted 12.20.2017   It’s difficult to believe these days, when so many of us have had some experience of moving toward death... Continue Reading →

Facing the final stage of life

Courtesy of | Posted 12.05.2017 Some people have cancer that no longer responds to treatment and must face the fact that they will soon die. This is scary for the person who is sick and for those around them. Your friend... Continue Reading →

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