The Journal of the American Medical Association Learning Not to Move Forward by Sameer Vohra In the hectic world of healthcare, sometimes the greatest lesson is not how to move forward, but instead, how to pause and be in the moment. Note: Requires JAMA subscription; Can typically access through your library or an on-campus IP address.
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YouTube Wit by Margaret Edson A powerful investigation into the aspects of life that make it worth living, the nuances of relationships and how one’s approach to life and death can change throughout the process of “living out” one’s end.
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NY_Mag_com_lockup The Day I Started Lying to Ruth by Peter B. Bach An oncologist’s account of losing his wife to cancer. An intimate look at how healthcare, relationships, personal desires, expectations, and promises all intersect and influence our lives.
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Death Over Dinner Death Over Dinner How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. In response, The Conversation Project has gathered dozens of healthcare and wellness leaders to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and has created an uplifting interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment.
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TED We Need a Heroic Narrative for Death by Amanda Bennett A powerful talk arguing that having hope for a happy ending of a loved one’s life does not warrant a diagnosis of “denial.” A call to match the heroic narratives we have in life with a heroic narrative for death.
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YouTube Dying Father has Last First Dance with Daughter by Gabe Gutierrez Video and short text - Rachel Wolf had always dreamed of her wedding - gown, makeup, guests, and family. When her father, Dr. James Wolf, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had only 3 months to live, she knew she had to find a way, groom or no groom, to have a first dance with him.
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TED Let’s Talk About Dying by Peter Saul A discussion of the success of intensive care and how that has impacted how we die, and how we react to others’ death in the 21st Century.
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New York Times A Good Death by Joshua Bright One Man’s Passing - A slideshow of images depicting a “good death.”
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TED Should We Be Afraid of Death? by Stephen Cave Why are humans afraid to die? Four stories we tell ourselves about death in reaction to our fear.
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