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death

How Should We Die?

After his own near-death experience left him a double amputee, Dr. B.J. Miller became a specialist in the art of dying well.

How My Own Experience With Illness Helped Me Help My Grandma Die

My own battle with Guillain-Barré, a rare autoimmune disorder, gave me the experience and authority to be there for my grandmother at the end of her life.

Tackling Death Over Coffee

Sociologist Jack Fong talks to us about the death café movement, in which strangers come together over coffee to come to terms with their own mortality.

Sex Ed With Brain Damage

Even with brain damage, Megan Andelloux has a real knack for getting people to talk about uncomfortable things.

Ending The End-Of-Life Conveyer Belt

Dr. Jessica Zitter, the subject of a new Netflix documentary, says that patients and doctors both are in denial about death, and that denial leads to more suffering than it saves us from.