Visiting your leg
From morbid anatomy museums to modern consent forms, medicine wants ever more control over your body – and its parts
The be all and end all
Being with someone in death entails more than just physical wellbeing. Can end-of-life care make space for spirituality?
It is a decision that no parent should have to make: should we let our very sick baby die before she was born?
Why is death bad?
Even without a hereafter, dying gets a bad rap. But why exactly is it no good – because of what happens, or what doesn’t?
Dispatches from the ruins
The human world has become bafflingly complex and strangely fragile making apocalypse the easiest thing to imagine
Writing my father’s epitaph, I realised love of food trumped love of grandchildren – should his headstone reflect that?
To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death