Looking for a specialist in death and dying, or
grief and bereavement? Use the Find a
ADEC Movie Club: Periodically, when a movie's
central theme relates to grief, death or loss, we'll ask ADEC members to
offer their review or impressions of how well the film presents the
grief experience. Our first entry is the film The
Rabbit Hole (2010).
ADEC defines end-of-life decision-making as the aspects of
life-threatening illness/terminal illness that involve choices and
decisions about actions to be taken for individuals, families and
professional caregivers.* These decisions may be related to medical,
ethical, legal, social and family issues and may be influenced by
culture and socialization, religion and spirituality, historical and
contemporary perspectives, lifespan and larger systems issues.
*This definition is taken directly from the Handbook of
Thanatology Introduction to Part 2, which is dedicated to EOL
decision-making and edited for public consumption.
articles above have been drawn from The Forum, ADEC's
member publication, because of their relevancy and appropriateness for
the nonprofessional (all articles are in PDF format). These articles may
not be reprinted without the express written consent of ADEC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request reprints.
Other resources include links to websites presented
by other organizations that may be useful. (Note about
links.) YouTube videos appear courtesy of the Open to Hope
Foundation. See more videos at their YouTube
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guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at
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will abide by reasonable privacy practices.