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Dr. Anne Katz on breaking the silence on sexuality in end of life care

Dr Anne Katz is a certified sexuality counsellor and clinical nurse specialist. She is the author of fourteen books and numerous articles in the professional literature. She is also the editor of The Oncology Nursing Forum which is the #1 nursing journal in the world. She has traveled the world as an educator to health care professionals and students of all disciplines.

A conversation with Janine Folks- a chaplain with Season’s Hospice in Detroit Michigan

In this week’s episode, Saul and Joe talk remotely with Janine Folks who works as a chaplain with Seasons Hospice in Detroit, MI. Janine began her chaplaincy journey with a pediatric hospice where she was instrumental in helping the families of dying children process grief. In this episode, she shares her remarkable life journey and professional transition to Hospice Chaplaincy.

A Conversation with Beth Cavenaugh the author of the new book “Some Light at the End.”

Beth is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse with a rich experience in caring for patients at the end of their life. Her hope is to demystify death and dying so that more people will walk toward this powerful life event rather than run away from it.

A Conversation with Awen Clement on Pagan Priesthood and Hospice Chaplaincy

Awen is a Pagan Priest, Spiritual Care Practitioner, Funeral Celebrant and Chaplain. She is also the founder of The Earth House – an earth centered, virtual sanctuary and home to the Earth Priest(ess) Training Program.

A Conversation with Jason Bennett Hospice Chaplain at Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

Jason Bennett was born and raised in metro Atlanta. For the past 12 years he has resided in Thomasville, GA with his wife Bethany, and sons Jackson, and Miles. Jason has been in ministry for 26 years in the churches of Christ.

Kevin Crowe on the Inspiration for "Give A Mile."

In today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk remotely with Kevin Crowe the founder of the nonprofit “Give A Mile.” The goal of Give A Mile is to provide 1 Billion miles of customer loyalty program points to those in need of visiting with a loved one who is critically ill or dealing with palliative illness.

A Talk with Dr. Jim deMaine about his book, “Facing Death.”

A Talk with Dr. Jim deMaine on his new book, “Facing Death.” In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe remotely interview Dr. Jim deMaine about his book, “Facing Death: Finding Dignity, Hope and Healing at the End.”

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.

Dying with Ease: A Conversation with Dr. Jeff Spiess

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.

Judy Cornish: My Journey to Dementia Care and Creation of the DAWN Method.

In Today’s episode, Saul Ebema and guest host Marie Conlin talk to Dementia expert and author Judy Cornish. Judy is an attorney licensed in Idaho and Oregon and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Cornish worked in vocational rehabilitation with people who have brain injuries and as a Qualified Mental Health Associate with the mentally ill.

Meredith Sinel On Emotional PPE and Hospice Care During the Pandemic

Meredith Sinel is a native of Dallas, Texas. She studied at the University of North Texas and was an active Jewish leader on campus. Her work with synagogues and other Jewish organizations led her to the University of Michigan where she obtained her Masters in Social Work and Jewish Communal Leadership.

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.

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

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