Sorrow Before Dying
By Carol Staudacher

Comforting the dying as they come to terms with their own impending losses

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First-person narratives by writers who have experienced the loss of a loved one

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Addressing questions about the afterlife

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    Near-death experiences aren't all bright light and love; but even the bad ones can increase faith.
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 Dying Well
Practical information for the dying and their families

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How Death Changed the Moyers

Beliefnet interviews Bill and Judith Moyers on how filming "On Our Own Terms" affected their own outlooks on death.


  • Your Reactions to "On Our Own Terms"

  • Debunking Hospice Myths
  • Treating the Suffering
  • Saying Goodbye

    See the full directory of discussions on Death & Dying.

  • Program Info

    "On Our Own Terms" premiered September 10th-13th on PBS. Check local listings for rebroadcast information.

    Part I - Living With Dying - The choices we make at the end of life

    Part II - A Different Kind of Care - Palliative care and making the dying process more tolerable

    Part III - A Death of One's Own - The debate over physician-assisted suicide

    Part IV - A Time to Change - Caregivers and policy reformers who are working at providing better end-of-life care

    Beliefnet Memorials & Prayer Circles

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    A few memorials created by our members:
  • Nicholas Campbell - Beloved Son
  • Nyla Jean Edwards - Beloved Mother

    Explore our Prayer Circles overview page or create your own.

    A few prayer circles created by our members:
  • Clay Barnes - "his untimely death has caused great suffering. "
  • Margie P. - "Pray for the loss of a child"
  • Matt Ludwig - "I ask for your prayers as we face losing this wonderful little boy"

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