End of Life

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Why I Support Dying With Dignity

We don’t let our pets suffer when they are at their end of life, so why human beings, our loved ones?

  • 02/05/2021
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Belonging to the World

Isolation and connection are not separate, nor are they opposites.

  • 01/21/2021
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Being Away From Ailing Loved Ones

I asked Jane Whitlock, an end-of-life doula who has led workshops for Minnesota Women’s Press, to offer suggestions on how families can grieve physical separation from loved ones.

  • 04/10/2020
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In the News: March 2020

Dying With Dignity submitted by Rebecca Thoman Terminally ill Minnesotans await action from the Legislature on the End-of-Life Options Act

  • 02/24/2020
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21 Grams

The weight of the soul is supposedly 21 grams. That is why a designer chose to put 21 grams of

  • 12/23/2019
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Turning Tragedy Into Action

I did not want anyone to forget about who [Philando] was and what he represented as a man — his devotion to his job and the children, always thinking about other people. I wanted to keep his legacy alive by doing the things that he held near and dear to his heart.

  • 11/26/2019
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Kari Larson: Our Own Changemaker

Kari Larson started with Minnesota Women’s Press as a college intern more than 25 years ago. She was so invaluable

  • 11/26/2019
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Lessons From Dying

I should have known that babies died, but in 2005, I did not. I remember the nurse’s face when she

  • 10/27/2019
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Final Rest in Green

Historically, people buried their loved ones with the intent of preserving their bodies.Embalmed with formaldehyde, secured in a chemically treated

  • 08/24/2019
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Two Countries, Two Elder Care Systems

For many years I have watched my maternal grandparents in Japan, and my paternal grandmother in the United States, receive

  • 04/01/2019
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Helping My Mother Die

In March 2017, my sisters and I gathered in my mom’s bedroom as her pacemaker was deactivated by a hospice

  • 04/01/2019
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Intentional Dying

While most of us would prefer to die at home surrounded by loved ones, most of us will die in

  • 04/01/2019