Dying & Death Talk

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



MP’s speech on assisted dying: ‘the law forced my father into a lonely death’ – video

Courtesy of The Guardian | By Parliament TV | Originally Published 07.05.2019 | Posted 07.14.2019


Rituals of Honor in Hospital Hallways

Courtesy of the | By Tim Lahey, M.D. | Photo by University of Vermont Medical Center| Originally Published 04.02.2019 | Posted 06.30.2019 Hospitals across the United States are holding honor walks to show respect to patients at the end... Continue Reading →

How ‘Death Doulas’ Can Help People at the End of Their Life

Courtesy of |By Kristen Fischer | Illustration credit: Ruth Basagoitia | Orignally Published 07.30.2018 | Posted 06.18.2019 New service is changing how we approach end-of-life care To many people, the word “doula” refers to a childbirth coach. But doulas... Continue Reading →

Recognising when someone is reaching the end of their life

Courtesy of |Posted 06.14.2019 Read about some of the signs that a person with dementia is nearing their death, and how you can support yourself as a carer, friend or relative. It is important to know when a person... Continue Reading →

Funeral workers are finally opening up about the job’s emotional toll

Courtesy of The Order of the Good Death and | Originally Published 03.13.2019 | Posted 06.04.2019 Dignified stoicism was the manner of operating in the industry, leaving many struggling personally. A group of Ottawa workers is tackling the issue.... Continue Reading →

‘My Mom’s Death Would Be a Relief’: The Complicated Emotions of Caregiving

Courtesy of | By Melissa Williams | Originally Published 06.15.2018 | Posted 04.28.2019 All caregivers for people with dementia reach a point when prayers are not for more time, or days of clarity and recognition. At a certain point,... Continue Reading →

This Is What It’s Like to Photograph Stillborn Babies for Grieving Families

Courtesy of | By Kathy haas, as told to Samantha Lefave | Originally Published 04.19.2017 | Posted 04.16.2019 I never thought I'd be a full-time photographer, but in 2007 I realized I had a deep passion for it. So... Continue Reading →

Who You See Before You Die: Hospice Documenting Patients’ Mysterious Dream Experiences

Courtesy of | By David Highfield | Originally Published 02.25.2019 | Posted 04.04.2019 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Death is one of the mysteries of life. But the dreams of patients at Hospice Buffalo in New York State are revealing something... Continue Reading →

Broken Heart Syndrome: Illness After Loss

Courtesy of | By Amy Florian | Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Orignally Published 06.25.2018 | Posted 03.01.2019 Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health Much ink has been spilled about George... Continue Reading →

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