(RNS) Right-to-die legislation inspired by patient advocate Brittany Maynard passed a milestone in California Thursday when the state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted dying.
Articles tagged “death and dying”
LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) “Am I grateful for this?” says renowned spirituality author Phyllis Tickle, facing Stage IV lung cancer. “Not exactly. But I’m not unhappy about it. And that’s very difficult for people to understand.”
(RNS) For decades, nobody would talk about the babies these mothers lost. Now they have a place to mourn.
MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar (RNS) Even though these elaborate cremation ceremonies are financed through voluntary donations rather than taxes, some residents are concerned that the money is spent inefficiently.
(RNS) AIDS has gone from being viewed as a terrifying plague to being understood as a chronic and preventable disease. While Ebola continues to cause great fear and confusion, there are lessons to learn from combating HIV/AIDS.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Brittany Maynard’s choice to die prompts a look at the values and vocabulary of death, dying and decisions people make at the end of their days.
(RNS) Cremation is forbidden by some religions and required by others. But does it help the environment?
(RNS) A coroner has issued a death certificate for brain dead Jahi McMath, 13. But her mother says she lives and shows “improvement.” Ethicists examine the definition of death and the challenges of hope.
(RNS) Most people have not written down their views on the treatments they want — or don’t want — if they become too ill to speak for themselves. But one expert says there’s spiritual value in completing advance directives.