Finding a supportive doctor willing and qualified to assess your eligibility for voluntary assisted dying sometimes depends on luck.
Since 2016, Canada’s practice of offering MAID has followed a trajectory of ever-expanding eligibility. The ultimate expansion would make MAID available to anyone who wanted it, for any reason.
From Bali to China, Italy to India, the way people grieve varies greatly across the world.
It’s been a long time coming. But this latest news means the ACT and NT could draw up their own voluntary assisted dying laws, bringing them into line with the states.
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.
Avoiding talk of death won’t make it disappear.
When Chloe Hooper’s partner was diagnosed with leukaemia, she struggled to talk about the possibility of his death with their two young children. She found the words in books.
Humans can be resuscitated after 10 minutes, so we may have some level of consciousness immediately after death.
Alternative beliefs like spiritualism seem to experience resurgences in times of crisis. Taggart has spent the past 20 years exploring the oft-misunderstood religion.
We have moved beyond burning witches and lynching wrong-doers. So we should also stop shaming unvaccinated people. There are better ways to change behaviour.
Interviews with 32 doctors who provided voluntary assisted dying services in Victoria found layers of bureaucracy made it difficult for patients to access the system. Some died while waiting.
Evidence suggests messages the patient thought to be crystal clear often appear unclear to doctors and family.
Death-friendly communities that welcome mortality might help us live better lives and provide better care for people at the end of their lives.
A hospice doctor spent 10 years studying the end-of-life experiences of over 1,400 terminally ill patients.
Is a person dead when their heart stops beating? It turns out that the classic “flatline” of death is not so straightforward.
Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
Becoming aware of your own mortality can be a liberating and awakening experience.
Over the first year of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria, about 400 people applied to access the laws to end their lives. There are lingering issues, but the system is workable.
Religious scholars and faith leaders reflect on the death rites cultures have developed to honor the deceased, comfort the living and share the burden of mourning.
In the 10 years leading up to 2016, the rate of prisoner mortality rose by 15%. End-of-life options can be limited for inmates.