Death Over Dinner
An interactive toolkit to help you set-up and host a dinner to discuss death with friends and family. The website provides videos, articles, and thought-provoking questions. Even if you don’t end up hosting a dinner party, it will get you thinking.
Breaking the power of guilt | May Chen | TEDxTaipei
Clinical psychologist May Chen has heard one too many “If I’d known…” expressions in her line of work. Many of these regrets stem from the face of tragedy, especially when dealing with the loss of a loved one. While it’s human tendency to berate ourselves for the decisions we’ve made in the past, May offers some helpful tips on how we can shift our perspectives and our priorities so that in the aftermath of loss, we properly grieve without giving in to guilt.
May Chen is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in areas of organizational, social, health, forensic, and clinical psychology. She currently teaches at the National Central University in Taiwan, where her main research focus is in the areas of stress, emotions, and health. May’s most recent projects include EQ development and trainings for school children as well as psychological evaluations of violent sex offenders. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.
End Game – Documentary [Available on Netflix]
THE TAIL BEFORE
Synopsis: 《THE TAIL BEFORE》
As a child, Suet Yi witnessed the transformation of tadpoles into frogs. As an adult, Suet Yi (starred by Rain Lau) witnessed the aging of her mother.
Welcoming and bidding farewell to life are inevitable chapters in life journey.
Nonetheless, we feel uneasy and doubtful about such life matters, and Suet Yi is no exception. Suet Yi has been taking care of her mother with dementia for nearly eight years, accompanying her mother until her last stage of life. Meanwhile, Dr Cheung (starred by Peter Cheung) raised concerns about end-of-life decision-making, and Suet Yi and her family members had intensive dispute on this issue.
There is no absolute answer on life and death issue, Suet Yi can only learn by herself and hopefully make a choice closest to her initial enthusiasm. Cherish now as parting is an inescapable reality. There is a time to let go…a time to miss you dearly.
Documentary ‘Please Remember Me’
Wei Fang is the second wife of Shu Feng. They are both in their 90s, and they live in Shanghai.
Around 2006, Wei Fang was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was gradually unable to take care of herself anymore. She lost most of her memory but not Shu Feng.
Zhao Qing, the grandniece of Shu Feng, was deeply moved by their love. Since 2012, she has made the old couple’s story into a documentary –“Please Remember Me”.