Castle Chase Burial Ground, USK, South Wales
A natural burial is a sustainable one, accounting for 7% of burials in the U.K. Continue reading
Elderly patients, unlikely to survive are increasingly the occupants of Intensive care beds.
4 Corners- ABC
Known as a “larrikin”, John has terminal cancer of the bowel and is suffering from pain that he “wouldn’t wish on his worst enemy” . “It throbs and throbs, shoots down your leg- it’s just too much”. John is one of four dying Australians who took part in a Four Corners documentary called A Good Death. Continue reading
Fictitious Gruen ad
He sits up, rips out his oxygen tubing, tears the monitor leads from his chest and pulls out his IV drip. The old man has dispensed with his ‘life support’ and between weak, shallow breaths, gasps: “Every year the elderly cost this country millions on health care and welfare. We have to make tough decisions”. Continue reading
The controversial internet filter has been put on hold subject to a review of the type of websites that it would block. Continue reading
Ryan O'Neil and Ali McGraw
Death on the screen is not about dying.
Whatever the relationship between society and the individual, the media is significant as a marker of popular cultures and social mores surrounding death and dying. Continue reading
With eighty-five percent of Australians now in favour of physician assisted death – what are we waiting for? Continue reading