Ann Neumann is the author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon, 2016) and a visiting scholar at The Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she writes the monthly column “The Patient Body,” about the intersection of religion and medicine.
Co-published with The Guardian. As numbers climbed at a facility for veterans in New Jersey, the rights of grieving family members fell away.
Co-published with The Guardian. The cycle of buying and selling care homes has led to shortcuts, closures, even fraud – and imperiled vulnerable residents’ health.
Co-published with The Guardian. Unequal payment plans drive some corporate nursing home facilities to shed – or in some cases “hospital dump” – residents, distressing delicate elders.
Co-published with The Baffler. Awkward, Americanized, consumer-focused forms of Buddhism have long since taken over our exercise (yoga), our offices (mindfulness), and our homes (feng shui). Now, with doula programs popping up like mantras in the mind,