Tag Archives: Conversations about death

How Can Palliative Care Be Implemented in the ICU?

An interview with Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes our interview with Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. Dr. Zitter is a board certified specialist in both critical care and hospice and palliative medicine and an attending physician in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Witness the Stages of Dying? An Interview with Sandra Fish

Author Sandra Fish shares her experience with watching a close friend go through the end of life

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Sandra Fish, an author currently based in Stinson Beach, CA. With experience as a hospice worker for Hospice by the Bay and the Zen House Project, she is very familiar with the stages of dying and has … Continue reading

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Kicking The Bucket: A Festival of Living and Dying

A two-week festival in Oxford contributes to the end-of-life conversation with a casual, refreshing celebration

At SevenPonds, we strive to open the conversation on death and dying—and we wholeheartedly support others who do the same. After all, we are just a part of a growing global community. This fall, Oxford-based Westmill Woodland Burial Ground is … Continue reading

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How Can Your Family Resell a Cemetery Plot? An Interview with Allan Hutty

Cemetery property broker Allan Hutty tells us about the cemetery industry and how we can plan ahead

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Allan Hutty, a Broker Associate (licensed “Cemetery Salesperson”) and Regional Manager at Cemetery Property Resales, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. His cemetery experience includes serving as Family Service Manager for Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park … Continue reading

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How Does Social Media Affect the Way We Grieve?

Facebook, twitter and blogs become accepted forums for death and grief

A recent New York Times article, “An Online Generation Redefines Mourning”, opens with the story of a twenty-something who requested a picture of his mother sent through text message. That way, he wouldn’t have to identify her remains in person. … Continue reading

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Performance Artists on Mortality: “Edge” and “Near Death”

Performance artists Marilyn Arsem and Vela Phelan explore the space between life and death in their work

On April 21, 2013, a group of performance artists gathered in Boston for “Near Death,” an experience built around the notion that “Life is as much a part of near death as death itself.” Performance art offers a unique opportunity to make use of space, … Continue reading

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