Welcome to WikiProject Death, a WikiProject that aims to provide a framework for the improvement and organization of human death-related articles on Wikipedia.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us on our discussion page.
Anyone is welcome to join by listing their username on the participants page and contributing to the project.
The project — as a multi-disciplinary project covers all articles about death and related topics such as:
- Biological: Brain death, clinical death, decomposition
- Customs: Funerals, burials, green burials, cremations, pan-death movement, home funerals
- Bioethical issues: Abortion, bioethics, euthanasia, suicide (See: /Suicide task force)
- Medical: Terminal illness, End-of-life care, autopsy, forensic science
- Large scale: Genocide, massacres, pandemics
- Man-made disasters: Transportation disasters (when at least one person died)
- Statistics and Government: Demographics, death statistics, mortality rate, epidemiology
- Legal: Wills, murder, capital punishment
- Business: Undertaking, Casket makers, life insurance, crime scene cleanup
- People: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Jack Kevorkian
- Places: Morgues, cemeteries, mausoleums, extermination camp, execution locations
- Religious: Afterlife, reincarnation, resurrection
- Process: Types of death, approaches to death and dying, death midwifery, psychological and religious approaches to dying a "good death"
- Cultural: Grief, responses to death, fascination with death
- Paranormal: Near-death experience, deathbed phenomena, after-death communication, reincarnation
- Folklore: Vampires, zombies, ghosts, revenant (folklore)
- Visiting graves: Ziyarat, tombstone tourist
Some topics outside of the scope of the Death project include:
You can help:
- by writing and improving articles
- by project maintenance – helping adding project templates to article and category talk pages – see templates page
- by assessing articles for quality and assessment standards – see the assessment page
- by assessing and recommending resources (online and print) – see the resources page
- by contributing to the death portal – see the death portal
- by communicating with project members – at the project talk page
Articles needing attention