Posts Tagged ‘culture and death’

Conversations that count day -advance care planning

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Saturday was Conversations That Count Day, a national initiative promoting advance care planning. The initiative seeks to raise awareness about advance care planning so that people start thinking, talking and planning for their future and end of life care. “Completing an advance care plan is appropriate for any time of life,” Middlemore Hospital renal department Read more

A look at cultural traditions on death

Friday, August 24th, 2012

A bioethics conference will focus on spiritual practices about dying, including whether the body is a temple — or a prison. Back when my father’s life was coming to an end at an excruciatingly slow pace, my brother and I vowed not to die like that, with so much compromise and indignity. But hanging on Read more