Taghospice

Episode 25: Is euthanasia ever the right answer?

Luke’s mother was 75 when he started to notice that she was diagnosed with brain cancer and metastasis to her lungs. She rapidly declined to the point where she could not long speak, was bedridden, and unable to swallow. In this interview Luke talks about how angry he feels that England has laws...

Episode 15: Death of a Parent

The death of a parent is a profound loss. Parental loss in midlife may result in lingering feelings of loneliness, raise memories of former losses, remind us of unresolved conflicts, and make us wonder about life’s purpose. Listen to Noelle’s story about how she is working to adjust to her mother’s...

Episode 12: Does hospice provide 24-hour care?

Many people think of hospice as a place people go to die. Some think that if you get hospice services a hospice nurse moves in with the dying person and does all their care until they die. Neither of these is true. This week we are talking with Noelle who learned firsthand what was required to...

Raven in Flight

S1E18: Flight of Ideas with Mary Kazanowski

For this episode we interview Mary Kazanowski, PhD, former professor at St. Anselm College in Manchester and an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner with 30 years' experience as a hospice nurse. What can you learn after spending this much time supporting patients near the end of life? Mary has some...

Palliative comes from palliare - or cloak

S1E03: What is Palliative Care?

If you watch any newsreel of trauma or disaster victims, you will surely see somewhere a responder or volunteer draping a blanket over injured, wearied, or shell-shocked victims. There is something healing in the simple act of draping this cloak around someone. The word "palliative" comes from...

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