Tag: death

What It’s Like to Learn You’re Going to Die

by Jennie Dear, The Atlantic, 2 November 2017 For many patients with terminal diseases, Coyle has observed, this awareness precipitates a personal crisis. Researchers have given it other names: the crisis of knowledge of death; an existential turning point, or existential plight; ego chill. It usually happens as it did with my mother, close to when… Read more »

Life Lessons Disability Taught Me No.2 – Death

by Mik Scarlet, HuffPost UK, 16 August 2017 Mr Scarlet is a broadcaster, journalist, and musician. This is the biggest thing I have learned about death; it happens at the end of life but it’s life that matters the most. The great leveller should also be the great motivator. Don’t ignore that you will die, and… Read more »

Why the Irish get death right

by Kevin Toolis, The Guardian, 9 September 2017 In the Anglo-Saxon world, death is a whisper. Instinctively we feel we should dim the lights, lower our voices and draw the screens. We want to give the dead, dying and the grieving room. We say we do so because we don’t want to intrude. And that is… Read more »

A gentle parting eases the pain of death

by Clara Pirani, The Australian, 1 September 2017 Ms Pirani is the Associate Editor – Commercial, for The Australian. With a calm quiet reassurance that so many palliative care nurses possess, honed by years spent easing the sick from this world, she transformed our truly distressing situation into an almost comforting farewell. It’s harrowing to watch and leaves… Read more »