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A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Andrew Goodhead on Memorialization and Free Writing.

In this first episode of the second season of the Hospice Chaplaincy Show, Saul and Joe talk with The Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Chaplain St. Christopher’s Hospice in London, England. Andrew Goodhead joined St Christopher’s as Chaplain in January 2005, completing his doctoral research in 2007.

A Conversation with Cathy Siebold about the early years of the hospice movement

Saul Ebema talks with Dr. Cathy Siebold- a legendary social worker, psychotherapist and social movement theorist. Cathy Siebold is also the author of “The Hospice Movement: Easing death pains.” In this interview, she talks about her recollection of the earlier years of the hospice movement.

A Conversation with Film Producer Terence Youk on his film “The Pioneers of Hospice.”

In Today’s episode of PERSONHOOD, Saul Ebema talks remotely with documentary film legend Terrence Youk. His wonderful documentary film, “The Pioneers of Hospice” is available for purchase on his website here: https://www.brookhollow.tv/.

Florence Wald's early years and the state of care for the terminally ill in the 1930s

In Latin, the word hospice means to host a guest or stranger; Florence Wald, centered her life on hosting a dignified end of life process that honored the patient’s personhood. Her ideas around death and dying led to the formation of the first modern hospice in the United States in 1974. Because of her, there are thousands of hospice programs around the country- serving millions of patients and families.

Florence Wald and the care for the terminally ill in the 1940s and 50s

Florence Wald received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physiology and sociology from Mount Holyoke College in 1938 and immediately enrolled in the 30-month nursing program at Yale University. However, by the time Florence went to Yale University School of Nursing, there was beginning to be a shift in philosophy of care where the primary focus was on the disease, and not on the patient. This disease orientation was a result of the rapidly growing knowledge in medical science that was overshadowing everything else at the time.

A Conversation with Charles James Parker

In today’s episode, Saul Ebema sits down to talk remotely with Charles James Parker- the new Director of Hospice Division for the Spiritual Care Association. Here is a little insight about Charles James Parker. • Originally from Long Island NY • Prior Active-Duty Air Force (over 17 years) • Ministry over 12 years • Chaplaincy background includes: Acute Care, Oncology, Palliative Care, and Hospice. • Currently serves as a hospice chaplain/bereavement coordinator in Biloxi MS. • Adjunct Professor with the University of Theology and Spirituality.

Marellen Mayers On Woman Priesthood and Hospice Chaplaincy

Marellen Mayers was ordained in a reform movement in the Catholic Church called Roman Catholic Womenpriests. An international organization which ordained its first group of women in 2002 on the Danube River. Several valid male bishops of the Roman Catholic church participated in the ordination. RCWP serves in faith communities in Europe, South Africa, South America, the United States, Canada and Tawain. She was ordained a deacon in 2010 and a priest in 2011. She serves a faith community called The Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community.

One on one with Chelsea Hanson- Author of the new book “The Sudden Loss Survival Guide: 7 Essential Practices to Heal Grief

In Today's episode Saul talk to Chelsea Hanson. Chelsea is a nationally recognized grief educator and founder of With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes, which is an online memorial gift store and grief support center. Hanson found her true purpose in grief support and legacy work and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison as a grief support specialist with certifications in holistic life coaching and life legacy preservation. In the Sudden death survival guide, Chelsea introduces her readers to the “Seven Rs” – an innovative and in-depth process for healing grief.

A conversation with Katy Butler

Today we are replaying the podcast interview with the legendary author, public speaker, and journalist Katy Butler. She has written two groundbreaking books about the end of life. Her first book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, is a national bestseller. She has followed that up with her new book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life.

A Conversation with Dr. Shirli Regev

Dr. Shirli Regev is a mentor for ‘Mentors’, an Author, Hypnotherapy Certified (TRANSFORMATIONAL THERAPY), Chaplain Bcc (board certified hospice chaplain), and Spiritual care provider. She shares her 24 years of experience from coaching, mentoring, empowering, and learning with you. She holds 2 PhDs in Holistic counseling & Pastoral Counseling Psychology. She is a spiritual mentor and health-life holistic coach who holds a master’s degree in Coaching Education, a bachelor's degree in Business, and special education.

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Goodhead on the legacy of Dame Cicely Saunders and St. Christopher’s Hospice.

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with The Rev. Dr. Andrew Goodhead who works as the Spiritual Care Leader at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London, UK on the impact of Cicely Saunders and St. Christopher’s hospice around the world.

A Conversation with Sheila Aird- Clinical Liaison for hospice at University of Chicago Medicine

In Today’s episode, Saul Ebema and Joe Newton talk remotely via zoom with Sheila Aird in Chicago. Sheila is the Clinical Liaison for hospice at University of Chicago Medicine. In this episode, she shares what 18 years of nursing has taught her and part of that is the importance of active listening. End-of-life encompasses many aspects of care: pain and symptom management, culturally sensitive practices, assisting patients and their families through the death and dying process, and ethical decision making. Developing active listening and effective communication skills can enhance the hospice staff-patient trust relationship and create a healing environment.

Dr. Naheed Dosani on the Interplay between Palliative Care, Faith and Social Justice

In Today’s episode, Saul Ebema and Joe Newton speak with Dr. Naheed Dosani. Dr. Dosani is a palliative care physician who cares for homeless and vulnerably housed individuals with dignity and compassion, whether in a shelter or on the street in Toronto, Canada. He is also the Founder and lead physician - Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH), Inner City Health Associates

Dr. Harold Braswell on his book “The Crisis of US Hospice Care.”

In Today’s episode, Saul speaks with Dr. Harold Braswell. Harold Braswell is an assistant professor of health care ethics at Saint Louis University. He is the author of The Crisis of US Hospice Care, which was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in August 2019. He can be reached on Twitter at @haroldbraswell.

Alexandra Donavan On the Intersection Between Poetry, Chaplaincy and Hospice

In this week’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with Alexandra Donovan. Alexandra is a poet, teacher, hospice chaplain, workshop and retreat leader, and grant-writer based in the Los Angeles, CA, and Fort Collins, CO areas. Her first chapbook, Mother Stump, is now available from Yak Press.

A Conversation with Veronica Drase, MSW, LCSW

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe and joined in the studio by Veronica Drase. Veronica works as a social worker with Angels Grace Hospice in Bolingbrook, IL. In this episode they talk about her upbringing and journey to hospice social work. At Angel’s Grace Hospice, Veronica helps clients and their families navigate planning for end-of-life care; understand their treatment plan and she remains vocal about their needs as they manage the stresses of debilitating physical illnesses, including emotional, familial and financial.

Dr. Jeff Spiess on his new book, “Dying with Ease: A Compassionate Guide to Making Wiser End of Life Decisions.”

In this Episode, Saul and Joe talk with Dr. Jeff Spiess. Dr. Spiess has worked with the seriously and terminally ill for over three decades, first as an oncologist, then transitioning to hospice medicine.

Danelle Shoemaker On Being a Hospice Chaplain

Rev. Danelle Shoemaker currently works as a hospice chaplain at Mt. Carmel Hospice in Columbus, Ohio. As a hospice chaplain, Danelle provides emotional and spiritual counseling to patients and their families. Her other duties on the job include submitting written reports on patient interactions and acting as liaisons between members of the clergy and hospice patients.

A Conversation with Tammy Wurm on Agnostic Humanism and Hospice Chaplaincy

In this episode, Saul and Joe talk with Rev. Tammy Wurm. Tammy currently works as a Hospice Chaplain in Oregon and also as a death café educator. Prior to being a hospice chaplain, she worked in a hospital for 39 years as a nurses assistant.

Saul and Joe answer listener questions

The questions this episode addresses include. 1. How has the covid-19 pandemic affected you? 2. How has the pandemic affected the practice of hospice chaplaincy? 3. Where do you see hospice Chaplaincy going after Covid? 4. How does staff support look like in this time? 5. A talk about helping those who are spiritual not religious and also those who are atheist. 6. Boundaries in Hospice Chaplaincy. Where to draw the line. It’s important to care about our work, but equally important to know when to back away

A talk with Aracely Rios- Clinical Director at Angels Grace Hospice in Bolingbrook, IL

In this episode, Joe and Saul talk with Aracely Rios who works as the Clinical Director for Angels Grace Hospice in Bolingbrook, IL. She helps to provide managerial direction and expertise to ensure delivery of quality, cost effective and timely services to patients and families. In this interview, Aracely talks about her background, the joys of hospice work and the challenges of COVID-19 on hospice care.

Enoch Aguilar: My journey to hospice chaplaincy

In today’s episode, Joe, and Saul Interview our guest Rev. Dr. Enoch Aguilar on his remarkable journey to becoming a hospice chaplain. Chaplains spend thousands of hours perfecting skills that many people assume come naturally: sitting and listening. They become masters of the ministry of presence, bringing the same professionalism to spiritual care that doctors bring to surgery.

Bruce Guckelberg on dealing with and Overcoming Family Dysfunction

Bruce has been a pastor for over 30 years. He has traveled and led many short-term mission teams to the Dominican Republic at taught at different leadership conferences. He currently serves as an interim pastor and as the director of theological education in Latin America for an organization called Meeting God in Baseball.

Derrick Hall on his remarkable journey from a gang group to Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with Chaplain Derrick Hall. Derrick is an ordained minister and is the speaker/director of Begin Again Living Ministries which provides bereavement classes, workshops and healing art classes for those who have a difficulty dealing with grief and loss. Derrick serves as a law enforcement chaplain for over 5 years on the weekends and currently works part-time as a chaplain/bereavement coordinator for an hospice agency in California.

Daniel Haas on Hospice Chaplaincy and Military Ministry

Daniel Haas is a native of Cologne, Germany. He came to the US in 2008 to minister to various congregations in the United Church of Christ. Eventually he transitioned into professional chaplaincy and military ministry. Daniel currently works full time for Hospice Compassus in Houston, Texas, PRN at CHI St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, and the 94th Combat Support Hospital of the United States Army Reserve.

A Conversation with Laura Bondurant

Laura Bondurant is the lead chaplain at Agape Hospice Care in Atlanta. Laura is also a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. Before working for Agape, Laura worked for the military in the chapel corps as a Protestant Parish Coordinator and as a Children's Church Coordinator.

Renshin Bunce on her new book, "Love and Fear: Stories from a hospice chaplain"

In Today's episode, Saul and Joe talk with Renshin Bunce on her new book, "Love and Fear, stories from a Hospice Chaplain. Renshin is a Sōtō Zen Buddhist priest who works as a hospice chaplain after years of residential Zen training at San Francisco Zen Center City Center & Tassajara.

A talk with Dr. Marion on her book, "Elder Care Made Easier"

In This week's episode, Saul and Joe talk with Dr. Marion who is a national expert in Elder Care. During the past three decades, Marion Somers, Ph.D., has provided care for more than 2,000 elderly clients while she owned and operated a thriving Geriatric Care Management practice. It is now Dr. Marion’s goal to help caregivers everywhere by providing valuable insights and information in her book, "Elder Care Made Easier."

A talk with Ashley Gower who is a Registered Nurse and Director of Hospice at Hospice of the Cherokee in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Within the hospice care setting, the looming reality of a patient’s death can be extremely hard for both patients and family members to accept. This is the time when many difficult decisions must be made regarding treatments that will benefit the patient in their last weeks or months, often bringing quality of life concerns into play. Ashley Gower and her team at Hospice of the Cherokee step in at this time to provide guidance for patients and families confronting those tough decisions and helping them adapt to painful end of life realities.

Colleen Hansen and Joe Newton on the importance of pet therapy

In today’s episode we talk to Colleen Hansen and Joe Newton who is also the co host of the hospice chaplaincy show on the importance of animal-assisted Therapy (AAT). Animal‐assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as “The introduction of an animal into the immediate surroundings of an individual, or a group, as a medium of interaction with a therapeutic purpose” Also known as pet‐therapy.

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