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Episode 97: A Conversation with Dr. Sarah H. Cross on issues regarding transition to hospice care

In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Dr. Sarah Harrington Cross about her published research, “That Little Bit of Time: Transition-to-Hospice Perspectives From Hospice Staff and Bereaved Family.” Dr. Cross is an Instructor in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Division of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University’s School of Medicine.

Episode 96: A Conversation with Cheryl Christopher on her book, “The Portrait of Grief.”

In Today’s episode, Saul Talks with author Cheryl Christopher about her book, “The Portrait of Grief.” After graduating from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Cheryl Christopher spent most of her life being a wife, mother of four, and grandmother to eight.

Episode 95: A conversation with author Jean Keegan Daily on her book, "Reflections of a season soul."

In this week’s episode, Saul talks to Jean Keegan Daly, Registered Nurse. Jean Keegan Daly is also the author of “Reflections of a seasoned soul.”

Episode 94: Author Marcus Engel on presence as a cornerstone for caregiving

In today’s episode, Saul talks with author Marcus Engel on presence as a cornerstone for caregiving. As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care.

Episode 93: A Conversation with Holly Vossel

In Today's episode, Saul talks with Holly Vossel a reporter for hospice news about improving access and quality of hospice care for LGBTQ+

Episode 92: A Conversation with Dr. Shail Maingi On advancing health equity for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Hospice Care

In this week’s episode, Saul talks with Dr. Shail Maingi. Dr. Maingi is an Attending Physician in Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Medicine at St. Peter's Health Partners Samaritan Hospital. She is also the Vice President of the Lesbian Health Fund. Founded in 1992, the Lesbian Health Fund has awarded more than $860,000 to fund lesbian health research and is the only U.S. research fund dedicated solely to the unique health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women.

Episode 91: A Conversation with Chaplain Kevin Jordan

In this week's episode, Saul talks with Chaplain Kevin Jordan on his life's journey, calling and ministry.

Episode 90: A Conversation with Jose Hernandez on surviving death

In today’s Saul and Joe speak with Jose Hernandez. Jose is an artist, speaker, member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, NDE Experiencer, featured in Netflix docu-series, #Surviving Death

Episode 89: A Conversation with Dr. Gretchen Kubacky on grief

In Today’s episode, Saul talks with Dr. Gretchen Kubacky on her book “Moving through grief.” With over a decade of professional experience as a psychologist and 25 years of experience as a healer, Dr. Gretchen has developed a unique, integrative approach to health and healing that incorporates both the mind and body.

Episode 88: A conversation with Allen Klein about his book "Embracing Life after loss."

In today’s episode, Saul talks to Allen Klein about his book “Embracing Life after loss.” Inspired by Klein's experience with the loss of his wife, Embracing Life After Loss will help you to recover from grief and loss - just like Klein did.

Episode 87: A Conversation with Jennifer O’Brien about her book “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.”

In today’s episode, Saul talks to Jennifer O’Brien about her book “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.” Jennifer helps people talk about caregiving and end of life. She encourages compassionate, real conversation through her book, The Hospice Doctor’s Widow: A Journal, where she shares her story of caregiving through collages and writings.

Episode 86: Paul Nash on the merits and values of multifaith chaplaincy

In today’s episode, Saul talks to the legendary pediatric chaplain Paul Nash about the merits and values of Multifaith Chaplaincy. Paul is the Chaplaincy manager and Spiritual Care Lead at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital in England. He is co-founder of the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network, Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care and Convenor of the Grove Youth Series.

Episode 85: Dr. Lydia S. Dugdale on the Lost Art of Dying

Dr. Lydia.S. Dugdale is the Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Episode 84: A Talk with Sallie Tisdale on her book “Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them).”

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with Sallie Tisdale. She is the author of ten books. Her most recent book is The Lie About the Truck. Her earlier books include Talk Dirty to Me and Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them).

Episode 83: 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.

Episode 82: A conversation with documentary film legend Terrence Youk

As we continue to honor the National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, We replay Saul Ebema’s conversation with documentary film legend Terrence Youk. His wonderful documentary film, “The Pioneers of Hospice” is available for purchase HERE.

Episode 81: A Conversation with Cathy Siebold on 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.

Episode 80: The legendary Paul Nash on the 10th anniversary of “Held in Hope” and Bibliotherapy

In today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk to the legendary pediatric chaplain Paul Nash about the 10th anniversary of his team’s grief publication for children called, “Held in Hope” and Bibliotherapy.

Episode 79: A Conversation with Chaplain Kimberly Hinz

Rev. Kimberly Hinz serves as chaplain at Lighthouse Hospice and Palliative Care. She started at Lighthouse this year, and prior to that was a chaplain at Hosparus Health in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Kimberly has also served as a hospital chaplain for AMITA Healthcare and Advocate Healthcare.

Episode 78: A Conversation with author Elly Sheykhet

In today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk to Elly Sheykhet the author of two books- “One Year After: From Grief to Hope” and “The Beauty of a Grieving Mother: Mothers Share their Stories of Finding Hope after the loss of a Child.”

Episode 77: A Conversation with Gabrielle Elise Jimenez- a hospice nurse, blogger & author

In today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with Gabrielle Elise Jimenez a hospice nurse, blogger & author. In her 40’s, Gabrielle went back to school to become a hospice nurse. She shares her difficult journey in her book “Soft Landing”.

Episode 76: Journalist Ann Neumann on Elder Care and the Exploration of Dying in America.

In this week’s episode, Saul and Joe talk remotely with Ann Neumann about her work and book. Neumann is the author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon, 2016). Her work has appeared at the The New York Times, The Guardian, Harper’s magazine, The Baffler, Guernica magazine (where she’s a contributing nonfiction editor), and elsewhere.

Episode 75: Journalist Katie Engelhart on her book “The Inevitable: Dispatches on the right to die.”

In this episode, Saul and Joe talk remotely with veteran journalist Katie Engelhart. Katie is a writer and producer, based in Toronto and New York. She is also a Fellow at New America. Lately, her work has focused on healthcare and bioethics.

Episode 74: 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.

Episode 73: 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.

Episode 72: Dr. David Clark on his book, “Cicely Saunders: A life and legacy.”

Dr. David Clark is Professor emeritus of Medical Sociology at the University of Glasgow's School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries and has wide-ranging interests in end-of-life issues in the global context. He founded and led the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Navarra, Spain.

Episode 71: A Talk with Suzanne Worthley on her book "An Energy Healer’s Book of Dying."

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with Suzanne Worthley. Suzanne is an energy healing practitioner and intuitive who has focused on death and dying for 20 years. She has played a vital role in partnership with families and hospice teams, helping the dying have a peaceful transition and helping families and caregivers understand what is happening energetically during the death process. She lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Episode 70: A Follow up Conversation with Dr. Phillip Williams

In Today’s follow up episode, Joe and Saul once again talk remotely with Dr. Phillip D. Williams about his incredible life’s journey. Dr. Phil is currently a chaplain at the VA Healthcare Center in Temple Texas. He has also authored many books and is passionate about end-of-life care. In this episode, you will learn a little bit about his life’s journey

Episode 69: A Conversation with Dr. Phillip D. Williams

In Today’s episode, Joe and Saul talk remotely with Dr. Phillip D. Williams about his incredible life’s journey. Dr. Phil is currently a chaplain at the VA Healthcare Center in Temple Texas. He has also authored a lot books and is passionate about end-of-life care. In this episode, you will learn a little bit about his life’s journey.

Episode 68: The Importance of Symbols and Rituals in End of Life Care

In Today's episode, Saul Ebema talks about the Importance of Symbols and Rituals in end of life care. The truth is, our lives are made up of little moments of meaning. Just as an example- every morning when I wake up, I brush my teeth, go the gym, shower, eat breakfast and go to work… From our morning routines to our good-luck charms, we wrap ourselves in a world we construct to feel a degree of control; but beyond the basic utility of certain practices, we furnish these things with enjoyable gildings to make them feel personal. The same is true of the inter-personal world – we shape and personalize practices to make them feel as if they are ours, from the celebration of birthdays to the spectacle of weddings and to the observance of the passing of another life, we take occasions that bear no practical relevance to our day-to-day lives and show that they mean something. It is out of these shared expressions that culture emerges, and from culture, community. In this world we make, there are three distinctive elements of culture. These are; 1. Rituals 2. Symbols and 3. Myths. Each may be related to the other – in fact, it is almost essential for culture to endure that the three exist.

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