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A brief but spectacular take on compassionate care during Covid-19

Dr. Diane Meier is the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care in New York City. As a palliative care specialist, she has an intimate view of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting patients and their loved ones. Meier shares her Brief But Spectacular take on showing compassion during COVID-19.

Adventures of Memento Mori by DS Moss

A Cynic’s Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die is a podcast exploring the science, mysticism, culture and mystery of death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful life. Problem is, life keeps getting in the way.

Ask a Death Dula by Hospice and Oncology Nurse Suzanne B O’Brien

A weekly Show interviewing Leaders in the field world-wide.

6 tips for approaching end-of-life planning — writing a will and advance directive, and all the conversations that go along with that — from NPR′s Life Kit.

End-of-Life Planning is a ‘Lifetime Gift’ to your Loved Ones

Betsy Simmons Hannibal, a senior legal editor at legal website Nolo, puts it this way: Planning for the end of life isn’t about you. “You’re never going to really get the benefit of it. So you might as well think about how it’s going to be a lifetime gift that you’re giving now to your parents or your partner or your children. It really is for the people you love.”

We don’t move on from grief. We move forward.

In a talk that’s by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let’s face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. “A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,” she says. “They’re going to move forward. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved on.”