Tag: death

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    “The psalms continue to be wholly relevant to our spiritual quests today,” says poet, writer, and former rabbinical student Pamela Greenberg. More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    “I want to just go peacefully. The only medications I want are going to be the ones that would comfort me. That’s all I want,” says Jill Steuer, a nurse with advanced-stage breast cancer who has decided to stop any kind of treatment and receive hospice care. More

    March 12, 2010 | Comments

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    “While we human beings are of inestimable value, we are not of infinite value,” writes an ethicist and professor of medicine in a new book on end-of-life care. More

    March 12, 2010 | Comments

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    “I want to just go peacefully. The only medications I want are going to be the ones that would comfort me. That’s all I want,” says Jill Steuer, a nurse with advanced-stage breast cancer who has decided to stop any kind of treatment and receive hospice care. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Composer and conducter Thomas Beveridge says his Yizkor Requiem is “a quest for spiritual roots” and a musical bridge between Christianity and Judaism. More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    "My lifelong belief is that love and death interwoven are the heartstrings of religion. The greatest of all truths is that love never dies. The opposite of love is not death. It is fear."

    February 27, 2009 | Comments

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    One of the beautiful things about a terminal illness is you are invited into the present, and your friendships become stronger. Your loved ones become more vital and more present. Each day becomes more beautiful. You walk through the valley of the shadow, and it’s riddled with light.

    February 27, 2009 | Comments

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    Camp Ray of Hope is like no other. People grieving the death of a spouse, a child, or a friend, attend in order to learn how to accept that death and go on. It is filled with laughter, beauty, and pain. More

    October 17, 2008 | Comments

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    Every summer, first-year medical students from throughout Maryland gather with family members of people who donated their bodies to science.

    June 20, 2008 | Comments

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    Terminally ill patients exercise their “right to die” when they want their suffering to end, but what about those who want to live? A British court ruled that a doctor can decide when to terminate a patient’s life. Leslie Burke suffers from cerebral ataxia and will eventually lose his ability to speak and swallow, yet he is concerned that doctors will choose to end his life against his wishes. More

    August 26, 2005 | Comments

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