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Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a DEATH DOULA - Q&A with Jill Schock

Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a DEATH DOULA

Presenting our new ongoing series, Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life, where we chat with professionals within the end-of-life and death care sphere to provide first hand experience and insight on working in this field.

Ecological Grief: Mourning the Loss of Our Planet

Ecological Grief: Mourning the Loss of Our Planet

Ecological grief is defined as the grief felt in response to climate-related losses of valued species, ecosystems, and meaningful landscapes due to climate change.

Michif Storytelling: Connecting Us To the Dead

Michif Storytelling: Connecting Us To the Dead

Thinking about Michif concepts of death and Storytelling brings me back to the kitchen. Like many cultures, the kitchen is the main site for cultural exchange and inter-generational learning. We just call it visiting.

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Canada

We spoke to death professionals, and dove into Canadian laws and policies, to learn more about how unclaimed bodies are processed, and why the numbers of Canadian unclaimed are on the rise.

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in America

This is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in America

With the influx of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, important questions about how we store the dead in times of crisis have been pushed into the spotlight. How should we handle abandoned, indigent, and unclaimed bodies, many of which languish in morgues for weeks or months?

Watch: Demystifying Medical Aid in Dying Video Series

Demystifying Medical Aid in Dying: Family Voices – Part One In this session, D.S. Moss of the Adventures of Memento Mori podcast is joined by special guests Dan Diaz and Myra S. for personal perspectives on the use of medical aid in dying.   Dan and his late wife, Brittany Maynard, had to move from California

How Can we be ‘Death Positive’ During COVID-19? A ‘Difficult Conversations’ Podcast Episode

How can we be ‘death positive’ during COVID-19? Podcast with TalkDeath & A Positive Death UK Hosted by PhD researcher and sociology teacher Poppy Gerrard-Abbott, Difficult Conversations is a new podcast about society, culture and the novel coronavirus. Since the podcast began, the series has covered “sex work, feminist approaches to COVID-19, single mums, the

George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day

The life-and-death effects of racism in the U.S. go far beyond police shootings, and while racism harms many groups of people, black men are paying the highest cost.