In this Waking Up Podcast, Sam Harris interviews Frank Ostaseski, Buddhist teacher, international lecturer and a leading voice in end-of-life care, about death and dying—and about how the awareness of death can improve our lives in each moment.
How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
A Green Burial-Stories The Green Burial site has many stories about using green burial as a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat.
Choices at the end of life: Brittany Maynard’s story In this video, Brittany Maynard shares her own personal story of facing death from an incurable cancer and the solace of having a choice about how she might die.
Finding the Meaning of Death in a Concert Hall In this article, a hospice nurse remembers how music helped her reflect on the suffering in inherent in her job, and her need to offer people hope. Not hope of cure – but of pain relieved and comfort given.
In this video from the fall 2016 Palliative Care Institute seminar – Death Happens: Let’s Talk About Your Choices, Grace Wang tells the story of her husband Ethan’s decision to choose Death with Dignity. Ethan Remmel, was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. He wrote a moving and powerful blog, Living While Dying, for Psychology Today…