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Mine Fields

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For more on the Bosnian Mine Fields, check out these links:

VICE News: Haunting Photos of Bosnia’s Neverending Land Mine and Flooding Problem

Deutche Welle: Former enemies clear mines together in Bosnia

Al Jazeera: Bosnia Mines Still Kill 20 Years Later

University of Essex: Landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Lucy Kalanithi TED Talk

Lucy Kalanithi gave a moving speech about life, death, and her husband for a TED Talk last November

NY Times Op-Ed

For those of you who have not read the Op-Ed Paul published in the New York Times, here it is: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/sunday/how-long-have-i-got-left.html?mcubz=0 

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Here’s an interview from Paul’s wife Dr. Lucy Kalanithi with the California Commonwealth Club

Stanford Medicine

Here’s some footage of Paul talking about himself for Stanford Medicine, in 2015

Paul Kalanithi Interview

Here is an interview Paul did with NBC in 2014

https://vimeo.com/87498524

 

September’s Book: When Breath Becomes Air

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The book for September is Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air. As always, copies can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. A reminder: you do not need a Wheaton Library card to attend our book discussions. We do ask that you leave contact information so we can get your copy of the book back. The discussion for this book will be on September 25th.

Escaping North Korea and Everyday Life

Here are some TED Talks given by escaped North Korean defectors as well as a very well done documentary which aired on PBS and footage from a French documentary team who got film of everyday life in the DPRK.

Hospice Nurses

End of life care and nursing care doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Yet rarely are the perspectives of nurses and caretakers put into the mainstream. So I would like to post a few stories from hospice nurses and other healthcare providers to get their perspective on an uncomfortable subject we all have to face.

Slate – Approaching Death

NPR – A Nurse Reflects on the Privilege of Caring for Dying Patients

Hospice Diary – A Hospice Nurse’s Diary

Chicago Tribune – Striking Similarity of Dying Words

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Life’s Journey: A Better End / A hospice nurse’s frank approach to end of life

All Nurses – Hospice Nursing Message Board – Tell Me About Death

Casa de la Luz Hospice – Great Moments Can Be Small Moments – A Hospice Volunteer’s Story 

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