How will most of us die? How do our expectations of death go wrong? How can we all have a good death?
Citations and further reading:
- Odds of Dying, National Safety Council (2021)
- Haven’t Done A Will Yet? By Barbranda Lumpkins Walls, AARP (2017)
- Facts + Statistics: Life insurance, Insurance Information Institute (2021)
- What Good Is Thinking About Death? by Julie Beck, The Atlantic (2015)
- ‘Toxic Positivity’ Is Real — and It’s a Big Problem During the Pandemic by Simone M. Scully, Healthline (2020)
- Five Stages of Grief, TVTropes.com
- Margaret Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN - Wayne State University
- Blundon, E. G., Gallagher, R. E., & Ward, L. M. (2020). Electrophysiological evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life. Scientific Reports.
- Moon, J. R., Glymour, M. M., Vable, A. M., Liu, S. Y., & Subramanian, S. V. (2013). Short- and long-term associations between widowhood and mortality in the United States: longitudinal analyses. Journal of Public Health, 36(3), 382–389.
- Elwert, F., & Christakis, N. A. (2008). The Effect of Widowhood on Mortality by the Causes of Death of Both Spouses. American Journal of Public Health.
- The day of the year you’re most likely to die a natural death by Olivia Goldhill (2015)
- Why do more people die at Christmas, New Year’s? By Jen Christensen (2013)
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