death

COPING

What Can I Do to Process My Dad's Death?

This week in the Coping newsletter: Dealing with loss.
Tonic Editors
10.18.18
suicide

This Is How Therapists Deal When Patients Kill Themselves

Why do we treat personal and professional grief differently, and how can we support professionals who experience traumatic losses?
Lucy Maddox
10.16.18
Doctor's Note

The Cat Who Could Predict Death

Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
9.25.18
Stress

Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
Richard Gunderman
9.25.18
body

The Heimlich Maneuver Might Not Be the Best Way to Save a Choking Person

No one, not the Red Cross nor Dr. Henry Heimlich himself, ever completely proved its effectiveness.
Matt Jancer
8.29.18
death

7 Things You Need to Deal With When a Family Member Dies

The bureaucratic tasks—handling bills, dealing with a funeral home, finding bank accounts—can take people by surprise.
Nicole Wetsman
6.28.18
death

Really, Really Old People Talked About Whether They're Ready to Die

"I wish I could snuff it. I'm only in the way."
Jane Fleming
6.20.18
med school

The First Woman Dean Is 'A Sea Of Change' At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School

Laura Mosqueda, a geriatrician, will face a big challenge as USC reels from drug and sexual misconduct scandals that have enraged students and landed the university in legal hot water.
Susan Abram, California Healthline
6.19.18
death

Most of Our Phobias Are Driven by the Fear of Death

Social psychologists call it the "terror management theory."
Lisa Iverach
Rachel Menzies
Ross Menzies
6.18.18
death

Five Ways to Cope With Your Parent's Death

The grief is personal, just like your relationship with your mom or dad.
Elizabeth Kiefer
6.12.18
grief

Both My Parents Knew They Would Die Before I Turned Nine

This is how they helped me prepare for life without them.
Sydni Dunn
5.16.18
death

How to Tell Your Kid That You're Dying

Explaining to a child that you're terminally ill is one of the hardest things a parent can do.
Virgie Townsend
5.15.18