A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It's time to start preparing.
Casting James Dean in a new movie points to a bigger problem for us all: protecting the digital dead from the living.
The seriously ill and their families often want to protect each other from thoughts of death. Conversation about end-of-life choices are, however, essential to a good death.
Climate change is already worsening the chaos attendant on resource shortage – and, therefore, death rates.
Migrant communities believed having a physical resting place gave them a sense of settlement in Australia.
With space in our cemeteries running out, we could bury the dead in new forest developments that would bring green space to our urban areas.
Up to 10% of deceased people in big cities get no burial ceremony, in many cases because they requested it.
When asked to identify the most dangerous day of the year, we realised this research hadn’t been done.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
The processing time for the government's Funeral Expenses Payment is decreasing, but the costs related to a funeral are still high.
While 92% of adults feel that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, only 32% have actually done so.
More than one-quarter of home care workers are born outside of the U.S. Stricter immigration laws could make it harder to find people to do this aide work.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
The death of a close friend is a much overlooked bereavement.
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
With digital immortality comes fear of digital erasure from those who treasure messages and photos of dead loved ones.
Religious and cultural beliefs play a role in the country's organ donor shortages. But these factors alone grossly oversimplifies the issue.
When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can support children in grief.
The dying person may face an inner struggle. They may want to be involved in activities but may not have the physical and emotional capacity to deal with the heightened stress and stimulation.
The scientific explanations might not be definitive, but your brain is largely responsible.