The Dead Get a Do-Over

In a flurry of streaming television shows, the departed get a second chance. And viewers find an outlet for sorrow and remorse.

#death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #manifest-tv-program, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

On Death Row in Texas, a Last Request: A Prayer and ‘Human Contact’

Scheduled for execution on Sept. 8, John Henry Ramirez is suing to have his Baptist pastor lay hands on him as he dies.

#capital-punishment, #chaplains, #death-and-dying, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #religion-and-belief, #texas

The Sunday Read: ‘How Long Can We Live?’

New research is intensifying the life span debate — with profound implications for the future of the planet.

#age-chronological, #audio-neutral-informative, #death-and-dying, #medicine-and-health, #science-and-technology

One Thing I Don’t Plan to Do Before I Die Is Make a Bucket List

Until my cancer diagnosis, I did not understand that one future comes at the exclusion of all others.

#canadian-football-league, #cancer, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #pilgrimages, #restoration-and-renovation, #travel-and-vacations

What I’ve Learned Over a Lifetime of Caring for the Dying

As a doctor who cares for the dying, I know that direct-care aides are invaluable to patients and their families. We need to honor the work they do.

#death-and-dying, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #hospice-care, #nursing-homes

Cryonics During the Pandemic

The business of cryopreservation — storing bodies at deep freeze until well into the future — got a whole lot more complicated during the pandemic.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cryonics, #death-and-dying, #russia, #scottsdale-ariz

Palliative Care in the ICU: What to Know About Time-Limited Trials

Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds.

#death-and-dying, #dialysis, #hospice-care, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger

The process of acceptance and letting go builds the resilience necessary to navigate an array of life’s obstacles.

#death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #pets, #psychology-and-psychologists

Johnny Bench Misses His Hall of Fame Friends

Bench knew, played with or played against all of the 10 Hall of Famers who died in the past year. “You sit there and you are numb, and you remember and remember and remember,” he said.

#aaron-hank, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #bench-johnny, #brock-lou, #cincinnati-reds, #death-and-dying, #ford-whitey, #gibson-bob, #kaline-al, #lasorda-tommy, #major-league-baseball, #morgan-joe, #niekro-phil, #seaver-tom, #st-louis-cardinals, #sutton-don

My Daughter and I Are Trapped in Brazil’s Tragedy

We spend our days watching ambulances, as Covid-19 rips through the country.

#ambulances, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

My Second Phase of Adulthood

How I’m changing my perspective on life.

#age-chronological, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #death-and-dying, #parenting

We Weren’t Meant to Grieve Alone

We’ve been deprived of the last moments with loved ones and in-person gatherings to mourn together. What can we do to heal?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

When an Estranged Relative Dies, Some Face Grief, Regret and Relief

Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

When Patients Choose to End Their Lives

For some, the decision to die is more complicated than a wish to reduce pain.

#compassionchoices, #death-and-dying, #elderly, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #hospice-care, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies

The Death Cleaner

For a forensic cleaner in Mexico City, helping grieving families heal is at the core of his service.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #forensic-science, #mexico

Behind Closed Doors, ‘the Difficulty and the Beauty’ of Pandemic Hospice Work

“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #elder-care, #express-inc, #grief-emotion, #home-health-care, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.

#books-and-literature, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide

What Loss Looks Like: Share an Object of Remembrance

Show us the artifacts that help you memorialize a person or experience lost during the pandemic. Your submission may be included in an upcoming project.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #grief-emotion

Death Has Many Names

Not a day goes by that speakers of the Yoruba language do not make mention of death as both a phenomenon and a certainty.

#africa, #death-and-dying, #nigeria, #philosophy, #religion-and-belief

In Our Pandemic Isolation, Every Death Is a Covid Death

Even a cancer death like my friend’s is subject to one of the most brutal cruelties of the pandemic: Being apart.

#brain-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Frank Shankwitz, a Founder of Make-a-Wish, Is Dead at 77

A state highway patrolman in Arizona, he helped a terminally ill boy become a motorcycle cop and then came up with a plan to help more children realize their dreams.

#arizona, #children-and-childhood, #death-and-dying, #deaths-obituaries, #make-a-wish-foundation, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #shankwitz-frank-1943-2021

Inside the U.K.’s Second Covid Wave

One hundred thousand people dead. A new, more contagious strain. The toll is close to unbearable. 

#cambridge-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #hospitals, #london-england

‘It’s Still Getting Worse.’ Inside Britain’s Vicious Second Wave.

#cambridge-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #funerals-and-memorials, #great-britain, #hospitals, #london-england

Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’

More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening?

#augusta-ga, #compensation-for-damages-law, #death-and-dying, #elderly, #helena-mont, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #malpractice, #new-rochelle-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

When Some Critics Reject the Film That’s About Your Life

After Hollywood optioned his devastating essay about his dying wife, Matthew Teague vowed the movie would do right by her. The reviews landed like a gut punch.

#cancer, #content-type-personal-profile, #cowperthwaite-gabriela, #death-and-dying, #faucheux-dane, #movies, #our-friend-movie, #teague-matthew, #teague-nicole-1978-2014

Zoom Funeral Tips

Holding a funeral or memorial on a videoconferencing platform like Zoom offers several advantages: It’s easy for distant guests to attend, and you can record it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

The Power (and Joy) of Being Prepared

An important lesson of 2020 is that preparation for a health crisis is a gift to the people you love. Today’s Well challenge shows you how.

#aarp, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #wills-and-estates

Xin Xing, Giant Panda With Progeny Around the Globe, Dies at 38

The star of China’s Chongqing Zoo was the world’s oldest panda in captivity. More than 150 of her descendants have lived in several countries.

#china, #death-and-dying, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #pandas, #zoos

The Sunday Read: ‘The Movement to Bring Death Closer’

America’s home-funeral guides want us to be less afraid and more in touch with death.

#death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials

In Indonesia, a Blurred Boundary Between the Living and the Dead

The Toraja people of southern Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s largest islands, are known for their elaborate death rituals, which include preserving and exhuming the dead.

#death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #indonesia, #photography, #sulawesi-indonesia, #travel-and-vacations

What Losing My Father Taught Me About Parenting, Planets and Pain

Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #parenting

My Brother Died and Reminded Me of These Life Lessons

I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #louisiana, #segregation-and-desegregation

An Italian Teenager Could Become the First Millennial Saint

Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 in 2006 and was an early adopter of the internet, was beatified over the weekend, putting him on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church.

#acutis-carlo, #assisi-italy, #beatifications-and-canonizations, #computers-and-the-internet, #death-and-dying, #francis, #millennial-generation, #roman-catholic-church, #social-media, #youth

How to Die (Without Really Trying)

A conversation with the religious scholar Brook Ziporyn on Taoism, life and what might come after.

#brook-ziporyn, #death-and-dying, #philosophy, #taoism

Helping Children With Pandemic Grief

Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #parenting

A Michigan Woman Was Declared Dead, Then Woke Up at a Funeral Home

Timesha Beauchamp, 20, was taken to the funeral home in a body bag. When she arrived, a worker discovered her breathing with her eyes open.

#cerebral-palsy, #death-and-dying, #emergency-medical-treatment, #oakland-county-mich, #southfield-mich, #timesha-beauchamp

The Particular Pain of Pandemic Grief

I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantines

Dying in Your Mother’s Arms

A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations.

#babies-and-infants, #death-and-dying, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hospice-care, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Talking to the Dead in the Sunshine State

I was searching for facts, for a lost friend, and for what couldn’t be explained.

#death-and-dying, #florida, #grief-emotion, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers, #religion-and-belief

Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence.

Why do millions of practitioners of the Jain religion strive to avoid harming even microscopic creatures?

#death-and-dying, #ethics-personal, #jainism, #philosophy, #vegetarianism

Boom Time for Death Planning

The coronavirus pandemic has drawn new business to start-ups that provide end-of-life services, from estate planning to a final tweet.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #midwives-and-doulas, #social-media, #start-ups, #wills-and-estates

Exit Arias: What Opera Can Teach Us About Dying

In opera, death is an art — one that might light the way to a more mindful conversation about the end of life.

#aida-opera, #costanzo-anthony-roth, #crutchfield-will, #death-and-dying, #didonato-joyce, #eugene-onegin-opera, #la-boheme-opera, #la-traviata-opera, #newbury-kevin, #opera

How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People

“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.

#death-and-dying, #drownings, #oceans-and-seas, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #swimming, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Finally, a Wedding. It Was About Time.

The author learned that loving is just as much about holding on as it is letting go.

#death-and-dying, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #weddings-and-engagements

Have Separation Anxiety? Try Holding a Hinge

These tiny, beautifully crafted objects have helped me to understand and accept my fear of life’s painful departures.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying

‘I Believed That I Would See Her Again’

A Christian theologian recounts how her mother’s death affirmed her faith and belief in the afterlife.

#christians-and-christianity, #death-and-dying, #philosophy, #religion-and-belief

Lifting the Burden From Doctors and Nurses

A lesson from hospice care, where death is accepted as inevitable, might help.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #doctors, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses

She Spent Her Last Month of College Lifting Bodies in a Morgue

After her campus closed, a college senior took a job as a temporary morgue worker on the front lines of the pandemic.

#brooklyn-nyc, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #mariel-sander

How a Nurse Who Gives Last Rites Spends His Sundays

Yaakov Shereshevsky has been saying the Viduy, a Jewish prayer, for terminal Covid patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #hospitals, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #new-york-university-langone-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #shereshevsky-yaakov-1985

How Do You Maintain Dignity for the Dead in a Pandemic?

Overwhelmed by bodies, funeral homes are struggling to fulfill their mission to grieving families.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #quarantine-life-and-culture