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.
It Has the Highest Death Rate of Any Nursing Home in America. Families Want To Know Why.
Co-published with The Guardian. As numbers climbed at a facility for veterans in New Jersey, the rights of grieving family members fell away.
Seniors and Staff Caught in the Middle of Nursing Homes’ Quest for Profit
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.
Transfer Trauma: America’s Seniors Suffer as Care System Pushes Them Between Sites
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 …
Death Trips: Accessorizing the Final Exit Lane
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, …
Faith and its Limits
Co-Published with the Virginia Quarterly Review. If faith fosters separateness, how do you navigate healthcare for your children? A #VQRTrueStory essay.