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Tim Hammer

From Cradle to Grave

PRESENTED ON NOV 20, 2013
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 20

Tim Hammer of Hospzstiftung explains the aims of the hospice program, and how it is intended to give everyone dignity during their final journey. Hospizstiftung puts the comfort, physical needs, and social needs of its patients at the center of attention. 

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Housing the Dead

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2013.

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Not Your Friend's MS

BY ANN HAYES
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Ann Hayes takes us on a powerful journey of her life with multiple sclerosis. From her initial diagnosis, denial, and acceptance of her disease, she illustrates how unpredictable life is. She also illustrates that MS doesn't have the power to end all aspects of a person's life.

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Death Cafe

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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From Self-Care to Community Care: Unconventional Support Structures

BY BELINDA KWAN
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Belinda Kwan is an emerging art historian & writer who is completing her graduate studies. Her research focuses on politically-engaged art, especially in terms of their contribution to anti-oppression movements. Using personal anecdotes, she explores forms of interdependency and care that exist outside of organizational/institutional frameworks.

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Stories Move Social Change

BY MARLENE FITZWATER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 20, 2016

In her moving talk, Marlene Fitzwater speaks about being the changes you want to see, as well as building a hospice for the homeless in the Sacramento area.

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Still Life

BY JULIANA OYIADZO
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Juliana Oyiadzo, who is from Ghana and is currently doing an MSc in Global Health and management at the University of Aberdeen. She will focus on stillbirths in developing countries.  Kathleen Lamont is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen.  Contrary to public opinion stillbirth remains a major public health issue in high-income countries. Kathleen is looking at the risk of recurrent stillbirth in women delivering in high-income countries.

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Cat's Cradle (an art Suite for IceHotel)

BY SONIA CHOW
@ VOL 36 ON APR 21, 2018

任何完美的设计都不是从无到有,它来源于你热爱的生活的每一个细节。

Any perfect design is not from scratch, it comes from every detail of your life.

- We are sorry for the poor quality of the recording -

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Lessons in Living Through Death

BY COLIN EASTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Colin Easton, walks us through his journey to appreciation for life through death.