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I Tried To Give My Dying 8-Year-Old Son A ‘Good’ Death. Here’s How.

Since before he was born, we’d done everything we could to give our son a good life. Dad started socking away college savings in a 529 plan before he was even born and I stayed up late researching top preschools. By the time he was 4, I dutifully drove him to piano and swim lessons. [...]

By |2019-04-30T11:02:13+11:00April 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The way we die will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now

While medical advances have moved forward at blinding pace, the ethical discourse surrounding many technologies has not kept up. Take, for example, cardiac devices such as pacemakers and mechanical pumps that can be placed in the heart. Many patients with terminal illnesses who want to deactivate these devices find resistance from the health system, since [...]

By |2019-04-23T17:08:48+11:00April 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

How the internet is changing the way we grieve

People don’t die in the same way that they used to. In the past, a relative, friend, partner would pass away, and in time, all that would be left would be memories and a collection of photographs. These days the dead are now forever present online and digital encounters with someone who has passed away [...]

By |2018-08-16T12:48:33+11:00August 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Death and Dying at the Powerhouse

Magical thinking, derangement, hauntings, superstitions, myths, celebrations and rituals. In subtle and not so subtle ways our reactions to loss reflect an social anthropology of death and dying – of how we make sense of death, and life. If you are in the Sydney area you might be interested in these events at the Powerhouse [...]

By |2017-02-02T14:54:18+11:00February 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments