Death & Dying: Approaching the End of Life

Perhaps nothing raises more powerful spiritual and emotional questions than end of life. This program addresses common emotions, wishes and issues, demonstrated primarily by one family caregiver’s very raw account of her loved one’s death after a courageous battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Discussions by family caregivers and professional chaplains include the value of “life review” (to remember and resolve things, and pass on stories); end-of-life wishes (medical, legal, rituals); self-care for the caregiver; and views about what happens when we die. “In the end, it’s the patient’s choice; it’s the patient’s decision…” (Pam Bell, Family Caregiver)