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My Own Personal Holy Week

There is a huge uncertain gap between theory and practice. My mom and I had many discussions about death after she was diagnosed but now that we are walking the actual walk much that seemed certain is no longer so.

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“The Good Death”: what does it look like? How ought we die?

“The Good Death”, out on February 16th, is the first book by writer Ann Neumann, a visiting scholar at The Center for Religion and Media at NYU, who has also been a hospice volunteer, tending to the dying as they approach the end of their lives.

Neumann’s exploration of dying has been called “a work of fierce empathy” and “profoundly compassionate”. The book has been informed by her work on a monthly column, “The Patient Body“, which investigates the intersection of religion and medicine, and also […]

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Teenagers facing early deaths are increasingly being consulted about their care

Jan Hoffman, writing for the New York Times, reports on a growing movement to include teenagers in their own end-of-life planning and care.

Hoffman notes that this is an extension of a movement that focused first on adults.

From the article:

A national push to have end-of-life discussions before a patient is too sick to participate has focused largely on older adults. When patients are under 18 and do not have legal decision-making authority, doctors have traditionally asked anguished parents to make advanced-care choices […]

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Tweeting grief

I know end might be near as this is only day of my adulthood I’ve seen my mother and she hasn’t asked, “Why that shirt?” ~Scott Simon

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