Ep. 131 Embracing the Mystery of Death as We Plan for the Future

Learn why it’s difficult to make black-and-white decisions for the end of life when death itself is a mystery that will unfold with its own timing. This week is a solo episode in which I share two stories… Read More

Ep. 109 Twenty Years of “Dying Well” – A Conversation with Ira Byock, MD

Learn from palliative care thought leader Dr. Ira Byock how end-of-life care has changed over the past 2 decades since his book “Dying Well” was published. In this episode I share a recent interview with Dr. Ira Byock… Read More

Ep. 102 Supernatural Stories from the Dreams of a Hospice Physician

In this episode I’ll share my own “supernatural” dreams that occurred while I was caring for hospice patients. It’s time to come forward and talk more openly about these experiences to help shed light on the dying process… Read More

Ep. 95 Deathbed Dreams & Visions: Review of Research with Chris Kerr MD

Learn how a fascinating research project with hospice patients is uncovering the mysteries of deathbed experiences. In this episode I will share an interview with hospice physician Chris Kerr MD who is conducting a research project on the… Read More

Ep. 82: How to Provide Spiritual Care for the “Non-Spiritual” Patient

What can you do when a hospice patient refuses spiritual care? Here’s how to meet the need for a spiritual approach to dying for every patient. In this episode I’ll share the story of a hospice patient who refused… Read More

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… Read More