In the world before COVID 19, many of us envisioned or had the experience of saying goodbye in person to a dying loved. However, since the… Read More »Endpaper: Saying Goodbye Long Distance to Someone Who’s Dying
Informational essays concerning dying and death issues, written by Carolyn Van Ness.
The 2020 holiday season will inevitably be linked to loss. The loss of being able to gather with friends and family. The loss of shared… Read More »Endpaper: Coping with Grief During the Holidays
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people much more aware of health concerns. Over the past months the media and medical providers have been reminding… Read More »Endpaper: A COVID CLAUSE FOR YOUR LIVING WILL?
In 2018 a new Advance Directive document was developed specifically for individuals diagnosed with dementia and those who, because of family history, are at high… Read More »Endpaper: Advance Directive for People with Dementia
In the past, death occurred naturally when a person stopped breathing or their heart stopped beating. In time, however, newer medical interventions were developed that… Read More »Endpaper: Understanding “Do Not Resuscitate”