If you were to die tomorrow, would your family about your wishes for the next step? If your loved one was diagnosed with a terminal illness and they had only a small amount of time left, what would your final conversation sound like? What would you say? What would you ask? One thing that will impact us all no matter our age, gender, race, or socio-economic status, is death, for death is a natural part of life. And yet, we hesitate to talk about it, despite it being among the most important conversations we should have with our family. Carin Mikos talks about her experiences as a death doula and some of the most important lessons she has learned. A death doula is someone who helps people nearing death prepare emotionally and spiritually. They are also known as an end-of-life doula, a transition guide, a soul midwife, a death midwife, or a death coach. Carin has been a registered nurse for almost 25 years and has spent the past 3 years as a hospice nurse. She recently established a death doula consulting business with the goal of serving the needs of families and their loved ones as they transition. Listen as Jennifer Furlong and Carin Mikos discuss why you should talk with your loved ones about death and how you might approach the conversation if you're uncomfortable doing so. Contact Communication TwentyFourSeven for communication skills training today! Click here for a free 30-min consultation.Contact The Quietus House for end-of-life planning and services. Click here for the website; Click here for Carin's LinkedIn. Record and edit your own podcast with Alitu! Click here to get started today. As an affiliate, I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. The Future Is FreelanceThis show is for freelancers, sole traders, solopreneurs, digital nomads, consultants,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Podcast for Men's Mental HealthBetter mental and physical health starts by talking about it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyRead this for More Communication Tips! Book on relationships written by the podcast host, Jennifer Furlong.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Warning: This episode contains a description of the loss of a terminally ill infant. It may not be for all listeners. Boy mom and advocate Kasey Carmona shares the story of her family's hospice journey with her son CJ. Using her voice to advocate for her baby's healthcare, Kasey and her family created quality of life for CJ. What they found were moments of joy and pockets of goodness in a difficult journey. Our gratitude goes out to Kasey for her generosity of heart in sharing their story. We'll forever remember CJ with her. Connect with Kasey on Instagram (@kaseycarmona) Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com. Interested in purchasing a GrandPad for a loved one? Click here. Get information about GrandPad purchases for your facility or agency here.
LIVE from the GNFCC Grand Opening Celebration: Lynn Jones, Golden Rule Hospice (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 522) Lynn Jones, Golden Rule Hospice, joined host John Ray LIVE at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Grand Opening Celebration. Lynn shared the work Golden Rule does serving hospice patients at home throughout all of North […] The post LIVE from the GNFCC Grand Opening Celebration: Lynn Jones, Golden Rule Hospice appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
LIVE from the GNFCC Grand Opening Celebration: Lynn Jones, Golden Rule Hospice (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 522) Lynn Jones, Golden Rule Hospice, joined host John Ray LIVE at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Grand Opening Celebration. Lynn shared the work Golden Rule does serving hospice patients at home throughout all of North […]
Medical advancements can prolong human life, but they sometimes create ethical dilemmas for those responsible for making end of life decisions for themselves or a loved one. In this podcast episode, Dr. David K. Bernard offers biblical guidance for anyone who is serious about honoring life, even in the face of death.If you enjoy this podcast, leave a rating and a review on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform. We also greatly appreciate it when you share Apostolic Life in the 21st Century with your family and friends.
Our guest Dean Lambert of The Love Always Project knows firsthand how difficult it is to make funeral arrangements, even after 30 years working with funeral professionals. According to The Love Always Project website, “Dean Lambert has worked with funeral professionals for nearly 30 years to help them connect and serve the families facing one of the most challenging moments of their lives: the loss of a loved one. As a father who has himself experienced the loss of a child, he knows first hand the grief that clouds the vision needed to honor a life well-lived. Dean is leading the Love Always Project with a team of experienced subject matter experts and people committed to its purpose: encouraging people to think more positively and proactively about end-of-life issues and funeral prearrangement.” We can all learn from Dean's experience and wisdom. Check out The Love Always Project and start talking about funeral pre-arrangement for yourself and someone you love. Connect with The Love Always Project at lovealwaysproject.org. Get your free downloadable Guide to Funeral Planning from The Love Always Project here. Interested in purchasing a GrandPad for a loved one? Click here! Get information about GrandPad purchases for your facility or agency here. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end of life care, and self care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#090- [CE Podcast] Older white men have the highest rates of suicide, more than any other age group. Thus, it is essential that you have tools for addressing and preventing suicide among older adults. Click here to earn continuing education credits for this episodeIn this one hour continuing education podcast, you'll discover: Statistics about older adults and suicide, Cultural factors that may increase or mitigate risk for suicide, The “5 D” framework for understanding suicide risk among older adults How to help older adults who may be suicidalToday's expert guest is Yeates Conwell, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he directs the Geriatric Psychiatry Program and the UR Medical Center's Office for Aging Research and Health Services, and co-directs the UR Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide. Dr. Conwell received his medical training at the University of Cincinnati and completed his Psychiatry Residency and a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to teaching, clinical care, and service system development, Dr. Conwell directs an inter-disciplinary program of research in aging, mental health services, and suicide prevention. Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.CEUs available for Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts.
Widowhood, caregiving, and the messiness of grief are just some of the topics we're talking about with guest John Polo. According to his website, johnpolocoaching.com, “John is a coach, author, and speaker. In January of 2016, John became a widower after his amazing wife, Michelle, died of cancer. From the rubble of everything that he once knew, consumed by desperation and despair, John held on long enough until he found his hope. And he slowly rebuilt. Today John helps others through his social media, books, coaching, workshops, speeches, and podcasts. From grief to dating, self-growth, and everything in between, John offers a style of coaching that is not only effective but also very personal and unique. John is the author of three books, host of two podcasts, and has worked with clients on over 4,000 coaching sessions.” John's experience has given him wisdom, insight, and empathy into the grief experience. Learn more about John Polo's coaching services by clicking here. Listen to John's podcast “gonna love me 2” here. Check out John's other podcast “my person died too” here. Find information about John's groups and courses here. Interested in purchasing a GrandPad for a loved one? Click here! Get information about GrandPad purchases for your facility or agency here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here.
Kelley Scott is the Founder and Executive Director of Clarehouse, a loving home for people who are terminally ill and facing the end of life. Kelley has been a hospice nurse for over 36 years and founded Clarehouse nearly 20 years ago as a social model hospice. Nationally, she has created outcome pathways for end-of-life care in education and provides counseling and mentoring to others aspiring to provide social model hospices. In this episode, Kelley and Robert talk about her career in end-of-life care, the process she went through to open Clarehouse, and how she tested her social hospice business model. Additionally, she shares the greatest lessons and business strategies she's learned as a leader, and how the Clarehouse model is being adopted in other communities. Scott also breaks down what a social model hospice is, when people are eligible for hospice care, and why it's so important to protect the dignity of terminally ill people. She then sheds light on other innovative solutions that are being created in hospice care, such as death doulas. Connect with Kelley: Connect with her on LinkedIn Resources Mentioned: Learn more about Clarehouse Donate to Clarehouse Omega Home Network This episode is now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also listen via the podcast player embedded above. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to “How That Happened” to receive our latest episodes every two weeks, learn more about our guests, and collect resources on how to better run your business.
Meet Amber Barnato, M.D.:Amber Barnato, M.D. is the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professor and the Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is trained in two medical specialties, public health and preventive medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Barnato received a bachelor's from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an MPH from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MS from Stanford University. Key Insights:Amber Barnato, M.D. explores how her medical career experiences led her to the focus of palliative and end-of-life care. Expanding Horizons. Dr. Barnato took a year before medical school to be a research assistant and speech writer for Assistant Surgeon General Dr. McGinnis. That experience expanded her horizons, exposing her to the policy process, and Dr. McGinnis served a sponsor, improving her medical school candidacy.Path to Palliative Care. Dr. Barnato was morally distressed by the end-of-life care she saw in her general surgery internship, which lacked emotional support, conversations with family, and concerns over quality of life. After listening to a story about end-of-life care research on the radio, she decided she wanted to join the research effort herself. Next Steps for the Dartmouth Atlas. The Dartmouth Atlas focuses on overuse and unwarranted variation of healthcare. However, Dr. Barnato wants the Atlas to expand to underuse and unjust variation. She would like to see a focus on health equity. This episode is hosted by Joanne Conroy, M.D. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Her Story and is the CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Relevant Links:Learn more about Dr. Barnato and her researchFollow Dr. Barnato on Twitter
Join Mim and Lis as they sit down with Jo McIlveen for an in-depth conversation about social work in the bereavement space. Jo discusses companioning in end of life care, and brings in her extensive knowledge of research in the death & dying space that informs her practice in this area. Lis and Mim also share their own experience in this space, providing a rich discussion which will no-doubt bring a new lens to this topic area. This conversation is oriented as an educational piece, aimed at equipping both practitioners and students alike. The discussion is both deep and approachable, and will be perfect for your next journal club, reading group, or other learning spaces. We'd love if you would reach out and let us know how you use it! If you want to connect more with Jo, you can follow her on Twitter. Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to hear from you! Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast Credits: Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 August, 2022) Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.
What is end of life and the opportunity to change our perspective? Death is a kind of initiation that involves ceremony. It is a right of passage and training for others to be able to face the deaths we all must suffer, large and small. There is a new "you" being born at many life junctures. Ritual provides comfort and support to meet those moments and better understand the soul's journey. Some areas we discuss: End of care rituals Rituals and initiation Death as an initiation For more information about Sarah Kerr please visit: Website - https://sacreddeathcare.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Sacred.Deathcare/ Join the Dying Your Way conversation on our FaceBook group, search for Dying your Way. Or to learn more or contact us go to www.dyingyourway.com. Other links: https://www.dyingyourway.com/facing-death-ebook?r_done=1 https://www.dyingyourway.com/eol-training https://dyingyourway.com/book-a-consultation/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CEU Podcast- The opioid crisis has highlighted just how harmful opioid-based pain management approaches can be. In this continuing education podcast you will learn the unique challenges and obstacles that face patients suffering with chronic pain and coexisting disorders, including medication misuse abuse or addiction and mental health concerns. You will discover that treatment for chronic pain requires an integrated concurrent team approach to achieve successful treatment outcomes. You will obtain the proper understanding, skills and treatment techniques you need to address the neurobiological psychological/emotional, social and spiritual aspects of chronic pain when potentially addictive medications are no longer a viable option.See the show notes page for more resources. Today's guest, Dr. Stephen Grinstead, has a doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD) and was the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of a Triple Diagnosis Residential and Intensive Outpatient Chronic Pain Management Program in California. He is author of the book Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.CEUs available for Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts.
Our guest Judy Cornish is the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer's Wellbeing Network and the creator of the DAWN Method, a method for working with people who have dementia that helps them develop and retain a sense of security and wellbeing. As an elder law attorney, Judy had no experience with people with dementia until she met a new neighbor and began to help her lead a full life. Judy identified that the medical model doesn't work well when it comes to managing life with dementia. She created the DAWN Method, a system that's simple enough to be used by caregivers in the home and works in care facilities as well. Founded on the belief that dementia doesn't take away all our skills, the DAWN Method fosters the skills and strengths of the individual. Ms. Cornish's organization provides online training programs for families and professional caregivers, as well as staff training for agencies and facilities. Her goal is to see dignified dementia care become available for all. You can get more information about the DAWN Method here. Find Judy Cornish's blog here. Access Judy's free resources for Dementia Training here. If your facility would like to train your staff to work with dementia patients using the DAWN Method, click here. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/
Our guest Zaundra Ellis believes in servant leadership and has practiced it for over 20 years serving in hospice care. Zaundra has held many positions in hospice agencies, from executive director to her current role as Vice President of Hospice Solutions for Axxess Solutions. Through the years, she's learned lessons about leadership and the importance of caring for the hospice team while they care for patients and families. She is a nationally recognized hospice thought leader and member of the NHPCO Regulatory Committee. In her interview with The Heart of Hospice, she shares wisdom acquired through years of dedicated service to the end-of-life industry. Connect with Zaundra Ellis on LinkedIn. Find out more about Axxess here and check out the Axxess Facebook page. Connect with Axxess on YouTube. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here.
What about when the patient refuses care that they consented to just yesterday?What about when the family disagrees about the patient's wishes?What all am I supposed to document when something goes wrong?What is my role as a Nurse in discussing end of life goals of care with the family? These are questions that I get all the time in my inbox and so I invited someone who has to daily navigate these difficult legal and ethical challenges in healthcare.
#088- Is it safe to prescribe opioids to older adults to manage chronic pain? Many older adults are prescribed opioids to manage chronic pain. But in the midst of the opioid crisis and risk for addiction, the question arises, "can older adults use opioids safely?" In this continuing education (CE) podcast episode you'll learn: the history of opioid crisisthe challenges and stigma faced by those living with chronic pain and substance use disorders. the impact of involuntarily withdrawing opioids from patients, new methods for openly discussing painthe difference between "physical dependence" and "addiction"get an expert answer to the question: "is addiction really a disease?"Click here to learn more about earning continuing education (CE) credits for this podcast.About today's guest... Dr. Sudheer Potru is a triple-board-certified anesthesiologist, interventional pain specialist, and addiction medicine specialist with strong interest in both opioid safety and addiction medicine. He is an assistant professor at Emory and the medical director of the Atlanta VA's complex pain clinic, which specializes in treating veterans who have chronic pain associated with high-dose opioid use or substance abuse problems. He sits on multiple national committees related to pain and substance use disorders and is actively involved with research and advocacy related to these topics. He has given numerous regional and national talks to both anesthesiology and pain societies on the topic of addiction and how best to manage vulnerable patients around the time of surgery and when they have chronic pain issues as well.Go to the show notes page here Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.CEUs available for Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts.
Dr. Jim deMaine is with us to talk with us about advocacy in serious illness and his book Facing Death: Finding Dignity Hope and Healing at the End. Dr. deMaine is a retired Pulmonary and Critical Care physician, an accomplished public speaker, and an outspoken advocate for end-of-life decisions. In his book Facing Death: Finding Dignity, Hope and Healing at the End, Jim shares numerous stories that serve as cautionary tales about completing advance care planning discussions prior to a serious illness or health crisis. The book illuminates the weakness of the healthcare system, managing to also highlight the lessons Jim learned about end-of-life planning during his career. With honesty, compassion, and respect for the legacies of his patients, Dr. deMaine shares why advocacy for our health needs is so crucial to ensuring meaning in our own deaths and the deaths of our loved ones. Purchase your copy of Dr. deMaine's book by clicking here or here. Connect with Jim deMaine's blog at endoflifeblog.com. To purchase your copy of The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America on Amazon, click here. To read more about Ms. Hannig's book, visit anitahannig.com. To purchase the book through IndiaBound Books, click here. Connect with The Love Always Project by clicking here and access their Resource page for more support. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com.
Mary Gardner, DVM, Co-Founder and CIO of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice & In-Home Euthanasia. After graduating from the University of Miami, she began working as a trainer for an enterprise-wide order management software. After learning the intricacies of the software and the variety of ways different businesses used it, she moved into a Business Architect role where she led the design of new software initiatives. Her innate talent for understanding logistics in a client-centric organization developed a unique skill set for a veterinarian. After 10 years in software, she found herself longing for something different and more meaningful. The path she selected was to become a veterinarian. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from the University of Florida. She worked in general medicine at a veterinary clinic in south Florida for two years before discovering her niche in end-of-life care. Gardner is a published author for many articles and a textbook, speaks all around the world on geriatrics and end of life care and was voted 2020 VMX Small Animal Speaker of the year. Coleen Ellis founded Pet Angel Memorial Center, Inc, the United States' first stand-alone pets-only funeral home. Now a well recognized thought-leader on the subject of pet death-care by organizations such as the National Funeral Directors Association and the International Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Association, her work within the pet death care industry has begun to span the country as others who share in her passion for pets and their respectful treatment in death desire to open their own care centers. In response to consulting demand, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide those people who also wish to provide death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. Most recently, Coleen was awarded the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr Alan Wolfelt, at his Center For Loss in Ft Collins, Colorado.
Anthropologist Anita Hannig is talking with us about Medical Aid in Dying, misconceptions about assisted dying laws, and her new book The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America. Every end of life professional should be informed about what medical aid in dying really is. MAID laws, otherwise known as Death with Dignity laws, have been passed in ten states across the U.S. as well as Washington, D.C. Regardless of whether their state has a law permitting MAID, it's important that healthcare providers are able to answer questions that might arise from seriously ill patients and their caregivers. Medical aid in dying is a controversial topic. Information given to patients should never be based on the personal opinions, judgments, or beliefs of the end of life providers. Ms. Hannig's book The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America, is based on 5 years of immersive research. The book provides unbiased reporting on the challenges of utilizing MAID, how assisted dying is viewed by the medical community, and the multitude of ways an assisted death is experienced by a patient and loved ones. To learn more about Medical Aid in Dying, visit the Compassion and Choices website (compassionandchoices.org). To read more about Ms. Hannig's book, visit anitahannig.com. To purchase your copy of The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America on Amazon, click here. To purchase the book through IndieBound Books, click here. Connect with The Love Always Project by clicking here and accessing their Resource page for more support. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com.
We're talking about comfort feedings today, how they work and the benefits they hold for hospice patients and their caregivers. Comfort feeding, (also pleasure feeding, is the practice of feeding the patient only what the patient likes and wants. It might not be considered particularly healthy. It's more about enhancing quality of life for the patient. The focus of food intake is on comfort rather than good nutrition. The choices about food and drink are driven by the patient's ability to swallow, of course. If a patient's ability to swallow is impaired, he might just take the food or liquid into his mouth and then spit them out. The best guidance about comfort feedings is this: don't eat or drink anything that's going to make symptoms worse. Shortness of breath, blood sugar fluctuation and fluid retention (edema) can all be made worse by certain foods. Quality of life depends on managing those symptoms to the patient's comfort level. Because managing those symptoms is often the job of the caregiver, how comfort feedings are handled affects the caregiver, too. So finding a good balance in comfort feedings is important. The patient, caregiver, and the hospice team can help make that happen. Connect with The Love Always Project by clicking here and accessing their Resource page for more support. Interested in anthropologist Anita Hannig's book The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America? Purchase your copy here or here. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com.
#087 [CEU Podcast] There are currently unprecedented levels of stress in the United States. Stress directly impacts mental and physical health, including heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, 50% of Americans are living with high blood pressure. With the combination of high levels of stress and high percentages of people living with high blood pressure. It is critical that we have tools to help people living with high blood pressure, heart disease, and other cardiovascular concerns manage stress and live a healthier life. Today, I'm delighted to bring you a 60 minute continuing education episode on biofeedback therapy for cardiovascular health with Dr. Maggie JohnsonDr. Johnson is a clinical psychologist at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System where she provides behavioral health interventions to veterans coping with chronic health conditions, chronic pain, depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders. She specializes in Health Psychology and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is certified in HeartMath biofeedback and very passionate about mind body interventions. Click here to see show notes & resources from this episode Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.CEUs available for Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts.
Caring for a sick or aging loved one can be an uncertain journey filled with every emotion—from love and devotion to anger and frustration. Dave Iverson pulls back the curtain on the decade he spent caring for his elderly mother to offer a modern love story with insights and meaning for anyone who is a caregiver or anyone who has ever loved. Iverson is a writer, documentary film producer, director and retired broadcast journalist. He was 59, he moved in with his 95-year-old mother who could no longer care for herself. His new memoir, “Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, an Aging Son and Life's Final Journey,” tells the story of the 10-year caregiving odyssey they shared until her passing at the age of 105. Iverson has produced and reported more than 20 documentary specials for PBS, including the Frontline film, “My Father, My Brother and Me” which explored his family saga with Parkinson's disease. He has served as a special correspondent to the PBS NewsHour and hosted local PBS and NPR programs for 35 years at Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and at KQED San Francisco. Iverson is also a founding member of The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Patient Council. He is the recipient of a national Emmy, four regional Emmys and numerous film festival citations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Navigating the maze of responsibilities following a death can be overwhelming. Empathy.com can help. The Empathy founders know that loss-related tasks are many, ranging from writing an obituary to closing out business accounts and subscriptions. On the Empathy website, you'll find resources to help with choosing a funeral home and celebrant, writing a eulogy, and dealing with issues related to the will. Empathy Care Specialists are available to offer guidance and services to walk through the items that need to be completed after a death. They can even help with writing an obituary. On the Empathy app, there's grief and bereavement support to ease the hard emotions that come with a loss, including a grief journal. On the days when grief feels overwhelming, listen to Empathy's brief mindfulness-based guided meditations that support grievers through those hard emotions. Empathy offers services for individuals, insurers, and employers. Interested in anthropologist Anita Hannig's book The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America? Purchase your copy here or here. Connect with The Love Always Project by clicking here and access their Resource page for more support. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end of life care, and self care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/
"She's a fighter""We don't want her to give up""Mr. Amos is comfort care now"Are these helpful words for families facing serious illness? Not so helpful? Should you avoid the words "death" and "dying" when talking to families? Words matter. And when caring for palliative patients with cancer, heart disease and other life-limiting conditions, words matter a lot.This week I'll give 6 examples of words or phrases that require a thoughtful approach an might be tripping you up.Please tell a colleague about this podcast!- Dr. Chiaramontewww.integrativepalliative.comWhen your patient is crying do you know just what to do? Can you confidently help patients manage anxiety or pain without controlled medications? Come learn with Dr. Chiaramonte and improve your integrative symptom management skills!- evidence supported patient care skills- self care for you- patient resources for your office- group case-based discussionswww.integrativepalliative.com/training
We're honored to feature hospice physician and innovator BJ Miller in an amazing discussion about strengths, trends, and the future of end-of-life care. Dr. Miller is an advocate, thought-leader, and leader on the front lines of end-of-life care. He has been a physician for 19 years and has counseled over 1,000 patients and family members. This vast experience has led him to understand what people really need when dealing with difficult health situations. His TED Talk, What Really Matters at the End of Life has had over 11 million views. He's the co-author of A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death, which was published in 2019. BJ also served as medical director for Zen Hospice in San Francisco. As a co-founder of Mettle Health, he and his team are on a mission to help people reframe the way we think about the road ahead, for ourselves, or someone we're caring for by dealing with issues “ranging from the practical to the emotional, to the existential.” What an incredible discussion on the future of hospice care, attitudes towards death, and how end-of-life care is changing for the better! Connect with The Love Always Project by clicking here. Watch Dr. Miller's TEDtalk here. Find out more about Mettle Health at mettleheatlh.com. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com.
#086 [CEU Podcast] - Chronic pain impacts more than 1 in 5 adults living in the United States and can have a significant negative impact on all aspects of a person's life, including ability to work or attend school, finances, social and romantic relationships, and sense of self. Research shows that chronic pain is associated with an increase in risk for depression and suicide. Yet, high rates of stigma, bias in health care, and limited access to trained mental health providers contributes to people living with chronic pain not receiving the care they need. This CEU podcast will address the widespread impact of chronic pain on the whole person, with focus on the pain-depression cycle.After listening to this episode, you'll be able to: Identify 3 psychosocial ways in which quality of life is impacted by chronic painDiscuss why it is important to attend to both mental/emotional wellness and physical health when working with people chronic painExplain the bidirectional relationship between chronic pain and depressionToday's guest, Dr. Jennifer Steiner, is a board certified clinical health psychologist, founder of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, Co-Director of Center for Mental Health & Aging's Continuing Education Program, Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine, Board Member of the Georgia Psychology Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for Georgia Psychological Association, and Member of the Committee on Health Psychology and Integrated Practice. Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.CEUs available for Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts.
In the final episode of our Patient Right series, we're talking about the right to choose medications, equipment, and who makes visits to the home. The care that's provided for a hospice patient is collected into something called a Plan of Care. That Plan of Care includes every intervention the hospice team provides, including medications, any medical equipment that's needed, and which disciplines on the hospice team will make visits with the patient. There's a lot of information in a Plan of Care and should be individualized to the patient's and caregiver's needs. Medications are a big part of the Plan of Care. The doctor orders what is needed and decides what's contraindicated (not a good idea to take), but the patient or responsible caregiver gets to determine which meds will be taken. Medications that are related to the patient's terminal prognosis or diagnosis should be paid for by the hospice agency. Medical equipment that is used to help seriously ill patients is also part of the Plan of Care. The cost of that equipment is covered by the hospice agency, but the agency decides which equipment they'll cover. Not every patient needs every piece of equipment that's offered. Sometimes the patient or caregiver doesn't want bulky equipment in their home. It's the patient's right to choose what equipment gets brought in. When it comes to which members of the hospice team make visits with the patient, the patient is the decision-maker here as well. Except for the nurse, visits from the other team members can be refused by the patient. The nurse visits are mandatory to meet regulatory requirements. It's always best to allow a visit from every discipline on the team (nurse, social worker, chaplain, aide, volunteer) to make the most of the care opportunities. Listen to the other episodes in the Know Your Rights series to get a complete picture of the rights of hospice patients! Find the full listing of Patient Rights here: Patient Rights Document from the National Association of Home Care and Hospice The hosts of The Heart of Hospice podcast would be honored to speak at your event or conference. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We'd love to partner with you! Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at email@example.com.
Debbie Weil brings her husband Sam Harrington back on the show for a dose of his dry humor and to wrap up Season 4.Sam shares some of his favorite episodes (see below) and they discuss several topics in the news: Medical Aid In Dying and the 100-year life. If you've listened to Sam in previous episodes, you can probably guess what he thinks about living to 100. Sam is a retired physician; friends and family affectionately call him Dr. Death.They also talk about grandparenting and what you can expect from Season 5. Sam's favorite episodes from Season 4[B]OLDER S4-EP13: Nicholas Christakis With a 2022 COVID Update[B]OLDER S4-EP2: Emily Moore on Becoming a Cancer Survivor at age 43[B]OLDER S4-EP16: Bestselling Author Dan Pink on the Power of Regret at any Age[B]OLDER S4-EP17: Dr. Bree Johnston on Psychedelic Therapy to Ease Fear of Death Mentioned in this episode:S4-EP19: Paula Span on Ageism, Journalism, and the Art of GrandparentingApollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live by Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD (Little, Brown Spark; 2021)At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life by Samuel Harrington MD (Grand Central Life & Style; 2018)Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live by Becca Levy PhD (William Morrow; 2022)Betty White Reveals Her Secrets to a Long, Happy Life (People Magazine, December 28, 2021)Podcast - The 100 Year Lifestyle Previous episodes featuring host Debbie Weil and her husband Sam Harrington:S4-EP6: Debbie & Sam on Entering the Land of the OldS3-EP22: Debbie & Sam on Getting Calm and Centered in BajaS3-EP16: Debbie & Sam on Fasting For Five Days and Why They Were Crazy Enough to Do ItS2-EP24: Debbie & Sam on the Gap Year For Everyone, Silver Linings, and Not Should'ingS2-EP18: Debbie & Sam on the New Normal, Quarantines, Immunity Passports, and Masks & GlovesS2-EP12: Debbie & Sam on the Coronavirus, Magical Thinking, and AgingS1-EP10: On Debbie & Sam's Bucket List: Living in FranceS1-EP2: Debbie & Sam on How They Decided to Take a Gap Year at Age 62 Note from DebbieIf you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than two minutes and it really makes a difference. It makes me feel loved and it also attracts new listeners.Subscribe to my newsletter and get my free writing guide: https://bitly.com/debbie-free-guide. Connect with me:Website: debbieweil.comTwitter: @debbieweilInstagram: @debbieweilFacebook: @debbieweilLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/debbieweilBlog: Gap Year After SixtyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgDebbie We are looking for a sponsor or to join a podcast networkIf you are interested in reaching a smart and thoughtful audience of midlife, and older, listeners, contact Debbie Weil. Media PartnersNext For MeEncore.orgMEA Support this podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts: it will help us find a sponsor! If you are interested, contact Debbie WeilSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or Spotify Credits:Host: Debbie WeilProducer: Far Out MediaPodcast websiteMusic: Lakeside Path by Duck Lake
TRC Editor, Dr. Lori Dickerson, PharmD, FCCP talks with Dr. Dwight Blair, MD, Inpatient Palliative Care Consultant from Lower Cape Fear Lifecare and New Hanover Regional Medical Center about meds for end-of-life care.Listen in as they discuss unique med considerations for patients at the end of life...and how to help fine-tune meds for these patients.You'll also hear practical advice from panelists on TRC's Editorial Advisory Board:Andrea Darby Stewart, MD, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency at Honor HealthAnthony A. Donato, Jr., MD, MHPE, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine from the Reading Health System, and Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson UniversityCraig D. Williams, PharmD, FNLA, BCPS, Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Oregon Health and Science UniversityNone of the speakers have anything to disclose. Pharmacist's Letter offers CE credit for this podcast. Log in to your Pharmacist's Letter account and look for the title of this podcast in the list of available CE courses.If you're not yet a Pharmacist's Letter subscriber, find out more about our product offerings at trchealthcare.com. Follow or subscribe, rate, and review this show in your favorite podcast app. You can also reach out to provide feedback or make suggestions by emailing us at ContactUs@trchealthcare.com.
Meet RN Keisha Jones and Dr. Michelle Owens of Hospice Austin and hear how they take extraordinary care of their hospice team with a debriefing program. . After seeing signs of accelerated compassion and moral fatigue in their hospice clinical team in 2021, Keisha and Michelle realized there was more needed beyond pizza parties. They put their heads together to create a debriefing program. As director of the clinical team, Keisha saw that nurses and other clinicians were deeply involved with patients, and the grief of not having families with dying patients was severely affecting the team. A safe space to discuss what was happening was first priority. Using a debriefing facilitator trainer manual from CAPC (Center to Advance Palliative Care) website, they started the program. Using Zoom video conferencing and including all disciplines, the women make the debriefings accessible to all disciplines and all shifts. The team felt heard and safe. The responses were positive and encouraging. If you're interested in creating a debriefing program in your agency, you can access the debriefing facilitator trainer manual from CAPC here. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end of life care, and self care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ The hosts of The Heart of Hospice podcast would be honored to speak at your event or conference. Send an email to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to partner with you! Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at email@example.com. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#S2 Ep 05The prevalence of delirium is highest among older adults who are medically hospitalized. In fact, 33% of general medical patients who are 70 and older have delirium. It's imperative that mental health professionals have a keen understanding of delirium and how to distinguish it from look-alike conditions. This continuing education course will: provide an overview of delirium and the various forms delirium can takediscuss cognitive screenings used in medical settingsillustrate how to distinguish delirium from dementia, depression, and psychosis among medically vulnerable adultsLink to the show notes page hereGet access to the BONUS Video when you subscribe to the CEU podcast Attention Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts: Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.
Death is an inevitability for all of us...but there is a certain repression that is around it. We can see this when people avoid those that are grieving or genuinely don't know how to support them. We can see it in conversations with family members that brush off your questions or make jokes when you ask about their wishes, because they are so uncomfortable. We even see it in the restraint that is present as we grieve together at funerals or memorials.I wanted to move past all of that today, to talk with someone who is supporting others in finding peace with dying. In today's episode, I'm talking to Jill of End of Life Clarity – who is a Death Doula. Honestly, it is so refreshing to have someone who doesn't shy away from talking about death and grief. I know if we can see death as a sacred rite of passage and a transition, rather than something to fear – we can grieve better and love more.We talked about all kinds of things from – * What is a Death Doula* Ways to support those who are dying, * How to support yourself and process your grief when someone you love is transitioning*Family dynamics and healing during loss* when to call in Hospice, * Why you shouldn't wait until the end to have important conversations * the glimpses of the other side that happens as someone begins transitioning, * how to find peace when someone has crossed over unexpectedly and you didn't have time to prepare, * how death makes life even sweeter. To try the Tonglen meditation practice discussed, visit the show notes here: https://www.SedonaMedium.com/single-post/deathdoulaAbout Jill: Jill McClennen is a Certified Death Doula which is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically at the end of life. She offers support, preparation, and soul level healing to her clients through her work as a death doula and coach. In addition to being a death doula, Jill is a trauma sensitive yoga instructor, and she also uses reiki and shamanic healing techniques to help her clients heal their fears around death and dying as well as work with their grief. www.endoflifeclarity.comTo Connect with Christina Wooten, Certified Psychic Medium to increase your intuition and connect with the other side, visit www.SedonaMedium.com>>>>>>Please rate, review, and subscribe to your support, be informed of new episodes and stay connected with the conversation
When you're pulled between the feelings of what you wish would be different, better, or more, and faced with a moment where a decision has to be made, it can be challenging to cut through all of the emotion and lean into trust. In this week's Takeaways & Reflections episode, I use Kasey and Michelle's stories to illustrate the challenges we can have with trust, not only in our own inner guidance but also that there potentially is something better waiting for us on the other side of leaning into trust. Could you use a little more trust, and maybe surrendering, in your life? I hope you go back and listen to Kasey and Michelle's inspiring stories of trusting themselves; what they know to be right and true in the present moment, because that's all we're all really guaranteed, anyway.RESOURCES:Ep 103 Kasey Carmona Ep 104 Michelle MarshDo Grief Differently™️______NEED HELP?National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis CounselorIf you or anyone you know is struggling with grief due to any of the 40+ losses, free resources are available HERE.Enjoying the podcast? You may also enjoy my bi-weekly newsletter, The Unleashed Letters.
We're talking with Dr. Erin Sako about her job as a euthanasia specialist, helping folks prepare for the end of their furry friend's life. Some sad and heartwarming tales this week. Pugs Can't Be Considered 'A Typical Dog' Due To Serious Health Issues, Study Says 'Most Responsible Kitten In The World' Found Watching Over Orphaned Litter Home with Dignity Help us keep pets and people together!
Hospice patients have the right to start and stop hospice care. Your hospice, your choices. After a physician determines that a patient has a “terminal prognosis” - a six-month life expectancy, a patient can be admitted to hospice if the patient chooses to start, or “elect”, hospice. The patient might still refuse to start hospice. There are numerous reasons why that might happen. Feeling like hospice is giving up hope, waiting for test results, or wanting to pass a milestone anniversary or holiday are all reasons people delay starting hospice care. Sometimes people have had a bad experience with hospice for a family member, and they're concerned about receiving poor care. It's a legitimate fear; mistakes happen. Sometimes hospice just isn't a good fit. After hospice care is started, it's the patient's right (or his decision-maker) to stop hospice. It's called a revocation. Only the patient or decision-maker can revocate a patient. That right lies with the patient and could happen for several reasons. The patient might decide to resume treatment or wants to enroll in a study. The right to choose when to stop and start hospice belongs to the patient. Find the full listing of Patient Rights here: Patient Rights Document from the National Association of Home Care and Hospice The hosts of The Heart of Hospice podcast would be honored to speak at your event or conference. Send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to partner with you! Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/
AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses caring for LGBTQ seniors and addressing disparities during end-of-life care with Carey Candrian, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.
In episode 3 of our Patient Rights series, we're talking about the right to choose a physician to manage a patient's care while on hospice. When receiving hospice care, the patient or decision-maker has the right to choose which physician will manage care. The hospice agency is required to let the patient know he can choose an “attending physician”, a doctor who works alongside the hospice medical director and the hospice interdisciplinary team. Patients often ask a doctor who's been their primary care provider, someone who knows them well. Hospice teams are required to include that attending physician in coordinating care. Some physicians may choose not to be an attending physician when they're asked. There are several possible reasons a doctor might not want to be an attending physician. Maybe symptom management is not their skill set, or they're not familiar with the kind of care that's needed at the end of life. Nurse practitioners can also serve as attending physicians for a hospice patient. If there isn't an attending physician the patient would like to continue providing care, the patient can simply choose the hospice medical director as his/her attending physician. It's your right! Find more Patient Rights here: Patient Rights Document from the National Association of Home Care and Hospice Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ The hosts of The Heart of Hospice podcast would be honored to speak at your event or conference. Send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to partner with you! Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at email@example.com. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In medicine death is seen as a failure, and we do everything we can to avoid failure. This supports the societal stigma associated with talking about death and dying, as we no longer see death as a part of life. But one of the unexpected outcomes of the pandemic is that it's made the conversation […]
This lecture was given on March 30, 2022 at Saint Louis University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Christopher Kaczor (rhymes with razor) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. He graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College and earned a Ph.D. four years later from the University of Notre Dame. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Kaczor did post-doctoral work as a Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow at the University of Cologne. He was appointed a Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life of Vatican City, a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute, and William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. The winner of a Templeton Grant, he has written more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters. An award winning author, his sixteen books include Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life, Disputes in Bioethics, Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues, Abortion Rights: For and Against, 365 Days to Deeper Faith, The Gospel of Happiness, The Seven Big Myths about Marriage, A Defense of Dignity, The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church, The Ethics of Abortion, O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor, Life Issues-Medical Choices; Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love; The Edge of Life, and Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition. Dr. Kaczor's views have been in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, National Review, NPR, BBC, EWTN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, TEDx, and The Today Show.
#S2 E4- Service providers, including mental health professionals, may be called upon to support a transgender (“trans”) older adult. Supporting trans older adults has much in common with supporting non-trans older adults. This presentation includes general reminders --- like listen rather than give advice, empower rather than “do”, and be open to learning. It also goes into many of the areas in which trans people differ from their non-trans peers, and advises allies on how they can best support the trans older adult in each arena.In this CEU podcast episode, you'll discover: 3 ways that professionals and helpers can be an ally to transgender older adultsWhat the terms paradox meansDifferences between people who transitioned in their younger years versus people who transitioned in their older years.Today's guest, Loree Cook-Daniels, has been working on both LGBT and aging issues since 1974. She founded the Transgender Aging Network in 1998, and in 2000 became the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, a 26-year-old national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies) and was a founding partner in the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and remains its primary transgender expert.Click here to access the show notes of this episode and to get all the resources discussed in this episode. Attention Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, Aging Life Care Experts: Click here to learn more about earning CEUs for listening to this podcast.
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia holds its special challenges. Jennifer Fink of the Fading Memories Podcast is with us to share her caregiving experience. Jennifer became the caregiver for her mom after the death of her dad. Experiencing all the frustration and challenges, Jennifer looked for podcasts that could help. After not finding what she needed, Jennifer launched the Fading Memories podcast. The podcast content is designed to help anyone who is providing care for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. According to the Fading Memories Podcast website, “Jennifer is the daughter, granddaughter & great-granddaughter of women who suffered from Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairment. Looking for answers on how not to become the fourth generation with this problem while also seeking ways to connect better with her Mom has led her on this interesting journey with her new passion, podcasting”. The website provides support through the podcast, articles, recipes, and resources. You can connect with Jennifer at fadingmemoriespodcast.com and on her Facebook page. Find the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Don't miss this great resource for Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers! Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice here: https://theheartofhospice.libsyn.com/ The hosts of The Heart of Hospice podcast would be honored to speak at your event or conference. Send an email to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to partner with you! Connect with podcast host Jerry Fenter at email@example.com. Connect with podcast host Helen Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information about hospice philosophy, end-of-life care, and self-care for both personal and professional caregivers here.
In this episode Jenni Linebarger, MD, MPH, FAAP, FAAHPM, Chair of the AAP Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine, goes through the new clinical report on guidance for end-of-life care. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Suzanne Mcclintick, MD, and Darci Brosnan about the role family advisors play in medical practices. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.
Warning: This episode contains a mother's account of her son, CJ's, final days of life. This may be difficult for some listeners to hear, particularly those who have lost a child. 99 Days. How much life can you squeeze out of 99 precious newborn days? Especially when 84 of those are spent in the hospital? Kabuki, a major theatrical form in Japan for four centuries, became less of a theatrical experience and more of a grieving one. Kabuki Syndrome (a rare genetic syndrome), named in part after facial art depicted in Kabuki theatre, expresses itself with distinct facial features including large eyes and long lashes. CJ would not only fight to stay alive with Kabuki, but due to Kabuki, he was also born with half a heart (hypoplastic left heart syndrome), 3 kidneys, and a cleft palate. The odds were stacked against CJ and his family. Kasey and her husband did whatever they could for their son. However, when it became clear that they were going to have to have procedures done to CJ, that was their sign that they weren't honoring CJ's spirit or his life. They came to accept the truth of their son's young life and decided to take him home with oxygen support only. Kasey could have never anticipated that the day they took CJ home on hospice care would be the first day he would truly be living. For six days, they loved as they had never loved. And, they found peace in their sorrow; believing that the gift of CJ's life was to highlight the abundance in the present moment. We often torture ourselves with questions we will never know the answer to. And, with odds of .032% of this diagnosis, "Why?" is a question with no answer. Scientifically, it comes down to one tiny missing gene. In the contrast, we can recognize the fragility of life and its magnificence, too. "Part of living the abundance of life is experiencing loss." - Kasey Carmona in a Valentine's letter to CJRESOURCES:Kabuki SyndromeHypoplastic Left Heart SyndromeBook, The Invisible StringEp 40 Dr. Chris KerrNOT MENTIONED BUT HELPFUL:Book, When Children GrieveBook, The Grief Recovery HandbookCONNECT WITH KASEY:InstagramAdditional Links ______NEED HELP?If you or anyone you know is struggling with grief, substance use disorders, or a mental health challenge, free resources are available HERE and HERE.Enjoying the podcast? You may also enjoy my bi-weekly newsletter, The Unleashed Letters.CONNECT WITH VICTORIA: InstagramFacebookLinkedInSupport the show
This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens and Rupa Health.Psychedelics have gotten a bad rap. Often associated with the small period of time they became popular in the 1960s, they were researched in clinical, cultural, and spiritual contexts for many decades prior to that. Now we are seeing an uptick in the interest of drugs like this, which include compounds like psilocybin from certain species of mushrooms, for therapeutic uses. Trials are finding amazing effects on anxiety, depression, PTSD, and fear of death by using psychedelics in a responsible and highly controlled environment. In today's episode, I talk with Dr. Anthony Bossis, Michael Pollan, and Rameshwar Das about the neurobiology of psychedelics, how they can help to shift mindset, and the story of Ram Dass. Anthony P. Bossis, PhD, conducts FDA-approved clinical trials in the reemerging field of psychedelic research. He is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, where he investigates the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Michael Pollan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, How to Change Your Mind, and This Is Your Mind on Plants. Rameshwar Das has been navigating a spiritual path for 50 years. Ramesh met Ram Dass in 1968 and spent time with Neem Karoli Baba in India from 1970–72. He learned Vipassana meditation from Goenka in India. Ramesh has worked as an artist, photographer, environmentalist, and writer. He has collaborated on many projects with Ram Dass over the years, including the original Be Here Now and the Love Serve Remember recordings, and he has coauthored three books with Ram Dass: Be Love Now, Polishing the Mirror, and Being Ram Dass. This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens and Rupa Health.AG1 contains 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens to support your entire body. Right now when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Anthony BossisMichael PollanRameshwar Das See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.