Grief has been thought to present itself in five stages, but newer studies into how people process grief shows that, in many ways, it never ends. Grief can be especially powerful at the holidays.
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.
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.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
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.
Sitting too much might be killing you – this is what you can do about it.
There is a gap in most people's knowledge – experiential poverty – about how to deal with death.
Everyone dies, so why are so many people still afraid to talk about it?
The UK has one of the most developed palliative care services in the world, yet people still miss out.
It's time we changed our stereotype of the brutish, thuggish Neanderthals, and instead start viewing them with the respect they really deserve.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
Far from being lonely, some people prefer being left to die in peace.
Dostadning is the new pre-death decluttering trend, here's what you need to know.
If no one claims the remains of cult leader and killer Charles Manson, it's unclear what will happen to his body. Will it find an anonymous California grave or face dissection in an anatomy lab?
Australia has few public rituals around death, leaving people to figure out how to process grief alone. But Mexico's Day of the Dead, with its focus on art and community, could help us cope better.
Although 'Game of Thrones' -style funeral pyres are still out of bounds, Americans are increasingly turning to cheaper, greener and more meaningful ways to dispose of their loved ones' bodies.
There are some myths about dying that perhaps unexpectedly harm the dying person and deserve scrutiny.
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.
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.
Thankfully, defleshing bones has fallen out of fashion.