Death and Dying
Baxter reads fiction to “see bad stuff happening.” He writes characters who get into serious trouble, and face their own "human wreckage" at someone else's request.
When a person is in pain or becomes ill, and then tells you—what do you say?
In the end, after all, the experience of a Christian death amounts to an act of trust, which is just another name for faith.
Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).
Most of us remain woefully unprepared for life’s final transition. One way of addressing this problem is the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment paradigm.
My father wanted to remember himself and the world in which he labored. He also wanted to leave a map.
The poet discusses "accidental theologies," Gerard Manley Hopkins, faith in literature, and what it's like no longer being the editor of Poetry magazine.
I have been rerouted from my natural course toward death. It feels wrong.
Death before birth brings a profound grief to a family. It blunts hope and forces mothers, in a very immediate, physical way, to confront death.
A conversation on our most egregious death-avoidance tactic: the disappearance of the dead themselves from the rituals at which their presence is indispensable.
In current battles between church and state about health care and health insurance, it is often the poor and uninsured who end up as unintended casualties. A recent...