Ken Mangano

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'Transfesto’ demands greater awareness of gender identity after death

Today researchers and activists in London released a ‘transfesto’, calling for greater awareness of issues faced by transgender, non-binary and …

The 11 qualities of a good death, according to research

Nearly nine years ago, I received a call from my stepmother summoning me to my grandmother’s house. At 92 years old, my Oma had lost most of her sight and hearing, and with it the joy she took in reading and listening to music. She spent most of her time in a wheelchair because small strokes had …

University of California

Why I Decided To Become A "Death Doula" At 33

Evi Numen, 33, of Philadelphia, could be considered a little death-obsessed. She’s the curator and founder of Thanatography.com, a site that …

Mind

Five Documents You Should Know About When Talking About Death and Dying

Talking about death and dying is difficult, but planning can make it easier. There are steps you can take right now to get organized. In this video …

5 questions to ask a hospice patient

What do I say?<p>With some hospice patients, even when they are friends or family members, we’re unsure of how to keep a conversation going. It may be …

Why contemplating death changes how you think

Reading this article could temporarily change your politics, biases and decision-making – it might even make you want to be famous. Why? The very idea of death changes our thoughts in profound ways.<p>If death is the final taboo, it might not be for much longer. There has, in recent years, been …

Having tough end-of-life conversations — before it's too late

I thought my family had all the pieces in place, until the crisis happened and that’s when I realized how woefully unprepared we were. My 91-year-old …

Let's talk about dying

We can't control if we'll die, but we can "occupy death," in the words of Peter Saul, an emergency doctor. He asks us to think about the end of our …

Hospitals

End of Life Planning

Planning for a Good Death<p><b>THINK</b> about your death<p>Ponder and envision it<br>• Gather information about dying<br>• Do some preliminary planning<p><b>TALK</b> about your …

Health Care

Disposing of the Dead

The current population of the Earth is about 7.4 billion. We'll hit 9 billion by 2040. The current annual death rate is estimated at nearly 12 …

Spiritual Care for the Dying

Spiritual Care for the Dying<br>By Phra Paisal Visalo<p>Illness not only affects the body, but also the mind. Thus, when most people fall ill, they must …

Spirituality

Death and Dying: Stage 1

Life offers a first-time and last-time for almost everything. Today I accomplished two: telling a friend my body was giving up. Telling someone I was …

Positive Thinking