When Is Dead Actually Dead?

BY BLAIR BIGHAM

As a doctor, I can keep somebody breathing even after brain death. How do I make the final call?

Will Millennials Be the First Generation to Stop Fearing Death?

BY SAM JURIC

Why an increasing number of young people are writing their wills and arranging their funerals

How Five Different Communities Mourn Their Dead

BY THE WALRUS STAFF

From blessings to vultures: The Walrus presents one-minute videos featuring different funeral practices

How to Plan Your Death with the Love of Your Life

BY AMY VAN DEN BERG

Many elderly couples across Canada can now fulfill one of their deepest wishes—to die together

   

What Anne of Green Gables Taught Me about Grief

BY JEN SOOKFONG LEE

When my father was sick and I was left to navigate a new relationship with my mother, I turned to one red-headed rebel

What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts after You Die

BY THE WALRUS STAFF

From Facebook to Twitter, here’s what your digital afterlife will look like

Why a Grieving Mother Chose to Become a Funeral Director

BY CELIE DEAGLE

After the death of her young son, one woman decided to help other people through the worst moments of their lives

Why Quality of Life Matters, Even in Your Final Hours

BY PAUL ADAMS

With right-to-die legislation offering a new way out of pain, what’s the role of palliative care today?


Credits:
Producer Lauren McKeon
Editors Samia Madwar, Lauren McKeon, Harley Rustad, and Daniel Viola
Art direction Natalie Vineberg
Audio and video production Sarah Melton and Angela Misri
Research Oscar Baker III, Étienne Lajoie, Sarah Melton, and Sharon Nadeem

The Walrus Staff

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