When someone dies young, the grieving process can be more complicated.
Views on death and the afterlife vary from person to person and culture to culture. This course gives US Air Force cadets a broad perspective on mortality and its effects on people and society.
Research shows people can undergo transformational experiences when they grieve.
In the 19th century, ‘old age’ was once a leading cause of death, alongside the vague description ‘found dead’.
The death of the Queen may turn people’s minds to the loss of their own grandparents, or how the younger royals will cope.
Grieving the queen’s passing can be different to grieving the loss of someone we were close to. It’s also complicated by politics, colonialism and the contest about who she really was.
Society has very different attitudes to near-death experiences and psychedelics.
As we reflect on what life means to us in this post-pandemic shuffle, we need to also contemplate what a “good death” is.
Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
Fatal road injuries are among the top 10 causes of death in Ghana.
An expert on grief says give people space and time to come to terms with loss and don’t expect them to need – or want – ‘closure.’
As late as 1970, only about 5% of Americans chose to be cremated. In 2020, more than 56% Americans opted for it.
For people to access medical assistance in dying (MAID) requires health-care professionals willing to provide the service. The reasons health-care providers choose not to participate are important.
COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
Avoiding talk of death won’t make it disappear.
The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.
We have also lost moments of shared empathy – a space for others to see people who are travelling the same path.
The Civil War – the second-most-deadly event in US history, just behind COVID-19 –contributed to lasting changes in how Americans care for the dead.
In 1983, a constitutional referendum outlawed abortion in Ireland. In 2018, another referendum repealed the ban and legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. What happened?
The recent case of a man making a simulation of his deceased fiancée raises important questions: while AI makes it possible to create “deadbots”, is it ethically desirable or reprehensible to do so?