Tag Archives: death and dying

Ep. 84 The One Washcloth Project with Rochelle Martin RN

Learn how 3 emergency room nurses started a simple project to help families traumatized by sudden, unexpected death in the E.R. This episode will feature my interview with Rochelle Martin, an E.R. nurse who started the One Washcloth Project to … Continue reading

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Ep. 81 Let’s Talk About It: The Conversation Project with Dr. Jessica McCannon

Find out how The Conversation Project is helping families talk about planning ahead for the end of life. In this episode we’ll hear about the work of  The Conversation Project from an advisor to the organization, ICU physician Dr. Jessica McCannon. Learn … Continue reading

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Ep. 79 The Death-Positive Mindset: How to Create and Share It

The term “death-positive” is everywhere these days. But what does it mean and how do we spread this mindset through our society? In this episode I’ll share thoughts from a recent blog post about how to make sure your own … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EPISODE: Extreme Measures in the ICU with Dr. Jessica Zitter

Learn how ICU and Palliative Care Physician Dr. Jessica Zitter is changing the culture of critical care medicine in America.   My guest Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, is committed to changing the current paradigm of end-of-life medical decision-making. In today’s … Continue reading

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Ep. 76 What My Hospice Patients Wanted You to Know

What advice do hospice patients have about how we should live?     In this episode I’ll share some of the wisdom I gathered from my hospice patients as they faced the end of life. This simple advice can help us … Continue reading

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Ep. 73 How to Die Happy! A Tribute to My Mom: Margaret Wyatt

What does it take to have a smile on your face the day you die?  In this episode I pay a tribute to my Mom, Margaret Wyatt, who died 4 years ago in her own home, filled with joy and … Continue reading

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Ep. 72 What’s in a Name? Semantics, Euphemisms and Taboos About Death

Let’s talk about HOW we talk about Death! In today’s episode we’ll look at some common euphemisms for death and learn how and why they came into use, how to break down our societal taboos against talking about death, and when … Continue reading

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