End of Life Podcasts

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Bob Blitzen GorgeWelcome to the End of Life podcast series brought to you by host Bob Madar and Benton Hospice Service. Thank you to local musician Dave Chiller for his original music that accompanies the stories. Also, thanks to the Zonta Foundation for the grant support to produce the first series of podcasts, which highlight diverse female voices.

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Episode 5: Experiences of a Hospice Chaplain Marsha shares what she learned from her many years of being a hospice chaplain to help us answer the essential question of "What can the experiences of patients at the end of their lives and the people who love them and care for them tell us about what is important in living and dying?"

Episode 4: Interview with Dr. David Cutsforth Dr. David Cutsforth shares his perspective and experience with hospice.  He reflects on his career as a family physician.

Episode 3: Being a Hospice Aid - Gifts and Lessons Learned This is a special interview with Kayla when she was a Hospice Aid with Benton Hospice Service. She shares her experiences and the wisdom she gains from her patients.

Episode 2: The Benefits of a Life Review This episode is an example of a life review. A life review at the end of life allows a loved one to reflect and share stories and leave a legacy. We learn from "Margaret" that it can be very meaningful to spend your last days at home surrounded by what is important to you. 

Episode 1: The Many Voices of Hospice These first interviews include a patient, hospice aid, chaplain, volunteer, and two doctors. It is a nice background and overview of upcoming interviews.