Death & Dying

Yahoo! Directory: Death and Dying
An easy-to-use directory including topics such as beliefs, practices, funerals, euthanasia, cemeteries, obituaries, AIDS, and suicide.Some other topics include the morbid, bizarre, or unusual such as morbid humor, hearses-for-hire in parades, bull-riding memorials, pet-loss support groups, etc

Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Collection of articles on health, religious, and cultural issues related to death and dying. Searchable. Topic such as abortion, advance directives, Charon and the River Styx, Days of the Dead, end-of-life issues, Jack Kevorkian, suicide, and wakes.

Seeing the Difference: A Project on Viewing Death and Dying in Interdisciplinary Perspective

"Artists, humanists, and medical professionals discuss what it means to die in America in the 21st century." Contains transcripts and video of excerpts from a 2000 U.C. Berkeley institute designed to "work toward the conceptualization of new forms of empathy towards those who face imminent death" by sharing perceptions of death across disciplines. Includes links to related sites. From the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley

Terri Schiavo Case: Legal Issues Involving Healthcare Directives, Death, and Dying

Compilation of documents and links to information about the court case involving Terri Schiavo, the Florida patient whose feeding tube was removed in March 2005. Topics include legal documents, living wills, the lawyers involved, related cases, power of attorney and health care directives, and commentary. Includes links to related sites. From FindLaw.

EPERC: End of Life/Palliative Education Research Center

"The purpose of EPERC is to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education." Includes peer-reviewed educational materials, a conference and meeting calendar, Web links, and "Fast Facts" on a range of topics such as ethics, pain, and clinical interventions. From the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Elisabeth Kübler Ross

The official site for Dr. Kübler-Ross, whose breakthrough book, "On Death and Dying," revolutionized modern attitudes. Includes a biography, selected quotes, a link to a hospice locator, a list of related organizations, advice for caregivers, and a bibliography. In six languages in addition to English.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Literature and Artwork on Prayer, Ritual, and Meditation From the Religious Traditions of Tibet, India, and Nepal

"Texts" and "Artwork" form the core of this site. "Texts" contains examples of sutras, tantras, and literature devoted to death and dying; explanations and translations of the Books of the Dead; biographies of afterlife experiences; and commentary. "Artwork" contains examples of scroll paintings, statuary, ceremonial art, and commentary. From the University of Virginia Library.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Reads

Aimed at teens, but some information is of interest to the elderly. Over two dozen briefly annotated lists of suggested reading for teens including biographies, poetry, self-help, and fiction. The several topical fiction lists cover such subjects as death and dying, faith, mental illness, various family relationships, gender issues, war, travel, and more.

The End of Life: Exploring Death in America

This National Public Radio (NPR) series from 1997-1998 explores a variety of aspects of death and dying in the United States. Topics include terminal illness, grief and bereavement, funeral homes, do-it-yourself and alternative funerals, reincarnation, and related subjects. Includes readings (poetry, essays, religious texts, images, and excerpts from novels, short stories, and plays) and a bibliography.

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