For more on the Bosnian Mine Fields, check out these links:
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 gave a moving speech about life, death, and her husband for a TED Talk last November
Here’s an interview from Paul’s wife Dr. Lucy Kalanithi with the California Commonwealth Club
Here’s some footage of Paul talking about himself for Stanford Medicine, in 2015
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.
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.
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
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