Caitlin Doughty speaks to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross

Caitlin Doughty is out to reclaim death. The Los Angeles mortician, author, and founder of the ‘Order of the Good Death’ and ‘Undertaking LA’ speaks to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about our society’s reluctant relationship to death and how honesty is the cure.   Audio Source: www.npr.org   Tags A Good Death, death conversation, Death Culture, Death … Read more

Burial Practices

If you are trying to plan what will happen after your loved one dies, or you are simply interested in different ways to relate to bodies after death, take a look at these helpful reads: Funeral Practices from Around the Globe At-Home Funerals What Funeral Directors Have to Say About Home Funerals Caring For Relatives … Read more

Green Burial

There’s a lot out there on green burial these days. Here are some of the basics to get you started! Eternal Reefs Bio Urns Tree Urns Not Accepted in Some Quebec Cemeteries Natural Cemeteries Aquagreen Dispositions – Depositing Liquid Remains into Sewer System Recomposition – converting human remains to soil Natural Burial The Green Burial … Read more

How to live and die without regret: learning from those facing death

How to live and die without regret: learning from those facing death

Many of us become distracted by the pressures of work, the expectations of others and the demands of every day commitments. But nothing can change your priorities quicker than being faced with your own mortality. Bronnie Ware has seen this many times in her role as palliative caregiver. As she spent the remaining weeks with those … Read more

What Happens to Our Bodies When We Die?

What happens to our bodies when we die?

Since people first walked this earth they have been living and dying. But what actually happens to our bodies in death? This Ted-Ed video breaks down our breaking down. Tags after death, body after death, Death Education, thinking about death WYD TeamThe When You Die team is committed to bringing death back into our everyday … Read more

Communicating End-of-Life Care Wishes With Clinicians and Family

Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown created a new guide to help individuals with terminal conditions navigate and effectively communicate difficult end-of-life decisions to their family and clinicians. This comprehensive resource includes a list of questions patients can ask physicians about end-of-life decisions and a PDF worksheet on values history. You can access “Communicating End-of-Life Care Wishes With Clinicians and … Read more

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