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2011 July/August
The New Grief: Are we casualties on medicine's war on death?

Extended Life, Elongated Grief

PNJA11-1Long, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

By Joseph Nowinski

The increasing ability of modern medicine to arrest or slow terminal illness means that never before has death been such an extended process for so many...

PNJA11-2The Right-to-Die Debate

By Jordan Magaziner

We’re living longer and longer, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that we’d choose to live through a painful terminal illnesses. Do we have the right to choose? Should we?

PNJA11-3Death as Technology’s Slave

By Katy Butler

A perverse set of financial incentives within the medical system too often leads to the promotion of maximum treatment, no matter what...

PNJA11-4Each of Us Owes the Universe a Death

By Fred Wistow

In a very dark corner of each of our minds is a voice that says, “I’m going to die. One day, I’m going to die.” How we react to this voice determines how we live our lives.

In therapy—as in Fiction-There’s Always Possibility

By David Seaburn

Both doing psychotherapy and the writing of fiction are about stories. The essence of the art of both pursuits is the openness to the possibility that, no matter how small, no matter how fleeting, things might not only be different, but, perhaps, better.

A Therapeutic Game Changer?

Love and Money

Couples Finances

In these tough economic times, how do therapists distinguish between money troubles related to the recession and those that have psychological roots? 

Dancing with the Unconscious

Sometimes conversation isn’t the best way to communicate with clients. There are times when  therapists must go beyond the words. 

A Match Made on Earth

Neil Clark Warren, the founder of the successful matchmaking site eHarmony, talks about what’s necessary to find a good, compatible match.

Creating New Paths for Change

Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World

In an age of cynicism, a refreshing look at “the social cure.”

Bottom of the Ninth

In every love relationship, there are words that best remain unspoken.

July/August 2011 The New Grief
Are we casualties of medicine's war on death?

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