Dying & Death Talk

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


Symptoms of Dying

A wise guide helped us with the living before and after my father’s death

Courtesy of | By Priscilla Ennals | Photo by Robert Daly/Getty Images | Originally Published 07.21.2018 | Posted 08.28.2018 The process of dying is so removed, sterile, and disconnected from living that it is hard to know what to... Continue Reading →


Near Death, Seeing Dead People May Be Neither Rare Nor Eerie

Courtesy of The US News and World | By By Associated Press, Wire Service Content | By GARY ROTSTEIN, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Originally Published 07.08.2018 | Posted 08.20.2018 Beth Roncevich's father was in his last few days of life when laughter... Continue Reading →

Being clear about your last wishes can make death easier for you and loved ones

On the other hand, neglecting to discuss such issues can result in longer hospital stays, a greater likelihood of continuing life-sustaining treatment against a patient’s preferences, and poorer quality of life for patients and family members.

Signs of the Journey Towards Death

Courtesy of | By Angela Morrow, RN | Photo by Photodisc/DigitalVision/GettyImages Originally Published 10.16.2017 | Posted 01.13.2018 The dying process usually begins well before death actually occurs. Death is a personal journey that each individual approaches in their own... Continue Reading →

How to honour someone’s wishes, after they are gone

Courtesy of The | By Ken Gallinger | Originally Posted 05.31.2014 | Posted 11.12.2017 Ashes could be scattered in the lake at a family cottage, instead of being buried there. My dad’s body was cremated earlier this winter. Before... Continue Reading →

The Gentler Symptoms of Dying

Courtesy of the New York Times |By SARA MANNING PESKIN, M.D | 07.11.2017 | Posted 08.06.2017 The patient’s hair was styled with curls so stiff, they held her head a few inches up from her hospital pillow. She had painted... Continue Reading →

The Symptoms of Dying

Courtesy of the New York Times | By SARA MANNING PESKIN, M.D. | 06.20.2017 | Posted 08.05.2017 You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke. One organ... Continue Reading →

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