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The Whole Family Gathered to Write Dad’s Obituary — Including Dad

As our father slowly succumbed to ALS, we squabbled over which details to include in his farewell. And that’s when we realized we were talking like he was already gone.

My Father Always Wanted to Die with Dignity. But When His Time Came, I Couldn’t Let Him Go.

As a doctor, Dad was very specific in his wishes for end-of-life care. I agreed wholeheartedly…back when it was purely theoretical.

The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity

More Americans are dying behind bars than ever before. At one correctional facility, volunteer death-doulas offer care and comfort to their fellow prisoners.

My Dad Died One Year Ago. It’s Been the Best Year of My Life.

Time never moved slower than when my father was dying. But finally losing him made me start living like there’s no tomorrow.

He Killed 140 Men in the Electric Chair. Then He Took His Own Life.

The man who operated New York State’s “Old Sparky” was calm, collected and always professional. No one knew that every flick of the switch was tearing him apart.

These Elderly DIY-ers Came to Peace With Death — By Crafting Their Own Coffins

Here’s what happens when a group of merrily macabre New Zealanders decides to go out in style.

How a Doctor Grieves When an Eight-Year-Old Suddenly Dies

As a pediatrician at a hospital, I see tons of tragedy but am rarely given a moment to mourn. Taking just a few minutes to honor their lives helps me keep going.

Flying Dead Bodies Across the Land of the Midnight Sun

When there’s a murder or mysterious death in remote areas of Alaska, corpses are flown in to the state morgue. This is what it’s like to run that airborne operation.

My Father’s Dying Days Showed Me There’s No Such Thing As ‘Death With Dignity’

Hospice care was supposed to make it all easier — for him and for us. But that hardly helped when the man I loved was reduced to nothing.