Mortician and author Caitlin Doughty has become a leading proponent of a relatively new movement that encourages people to face their own mortality with more honesty – what she calls “death positivity”.
Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want.
Australian National University
A two-day symposium, held in a partnership between the Australian National University and the National Gallery of Australia, will hear from more than 20 speakers on ideas relating to mortality and the visual arts.
“Why is pacemaker deactivation neither physician-assisted suicide nor euthanasia? I think one of the easiest ways to look at it is by asking what is the intent of a particular intervention and what are the means that will be used to meet that intent.”
The Globe and Mail
“There’s nothing like a deadline to get a writer writing. I had the ultimate one. While I could still talk and walk and eat and type, I got to work.”
The world’s population is now odds-on to swell ever-higher for the rest of the century, posing grave challenges for food supplies, healthcare and social cohesion.
The UN security council has called the Ebola outbreak “a threat to international peace and security” and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies.
On 16 September the US House of Representatives passed legislation which includes several provisions, supported by the hospice community, that will create increased transparency within the hospice community.
Hospice of Kankakee Valley is teaming up with Narikeldaha Prayas of Moyna, West Bengal to expand access to hospice and palliative care in the local region where Narikeldaha Prayas is located.
Moonshine Movies, the creative force behind the film Little Stars, continues its fundraising efforts to have the move ready for a world premiere in Melbourne in December.