The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It's important to identify high risk individuals to provide counselling and social support.
The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most fundamental fears and motivations.
The High Court ruled that Brady won't be buried in the way he wanted because of his crimes in life.
Every single pregnancy matters. It is time to end preventable harm.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
The Victorian law provides if a child has made a valid advance directive including instructions to refuse a particular medical treatment, a health practitioner must not provide that treatment.
For centuries, in Western societies, 'euthanasia' referred to a pious death, blessed by God. The pain that could accompany dying was seen as ultimately redemptive.
There are some myths about dying that perhaps unexpectedly harm the dying person and deserve scrutiny.
Millions of people are affected by death and dying – but politicians don't want to talk about it.
Nobody questions a child's right to be cared for. Why don't the elderly enjoy the same expectation?
We've come a long way since the dark days of grave robbing to provide bodies for dissection. Now, there are ceremonies and memorials to honour people who have donated their body to science.
It is possible to turn a fear of death into a motivational tool.
To succumb to conspiracy is to be human.
For the British press, the car crash that killed the Diana rewrote the rules on reporting celebrity deaths.
From spontaneous mass singing after a terror attack to Irish laments, music reflects the painful, complex and laborious task of mourning.
Saints' relics, locks of hair, the laying of flowers: keeping the dead close took many forms in the past. We could learn from them today.
Imagine this situation: a person has no medical illness but wishes to end his or her life purely because he or she no longer wishes to live. Should they be eligible for euthanasia or assisted suicide?
Online memorial services mean more can mourn.
You need to start thinking about what will happen to your online data when you die.
We use euphemisms about death and dying to soften the blow of the real words, or because we feel awkward being direct. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion.