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Apr 19, 2019

The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) is committed to excellence in the care of the dying, grief counseling, and research in thanatology. In this episode of Heartbeat we share information about the role and purpose of ADEC.

ADEC wants to help educate professionals who work in the field of death,...

Apr 15, 2019

Sarah Kerr is a death doula and ritual healing practitioner. She uses the healing power of rituals to bring comfort and peace to those who are left to grieve following a death. In this episode you will learn more about her work as a death doula, and the rituals and practices she uses during the death and dying process.

Apr 12, 2019

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, and the purpose of National Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage everyone to have the conversation about their advance care plans with family, friends and healthcare providers.  Learn more about NHDD in this episode.

From the NHDD website: “NHDD, an initiative of The...

Apr 5, 2019

This podcast episode will introduce our listeners to the crucial work of an end of life doula. What is an end of life doula? A doula is a person with special training to assist the dying person and their family through the dying process with greater comfort and deeper meaning.

Learn more about the International End of...

Apr 1, 2019

The role of the nurse practitioner in hospice has expanded over the past several years, and the outcome has been an improvement in the overall quality of patient care. In this episode we sit down with hospice nurse practitioner Tiffany Hughes to learn more about the real life work of a hospice NP.  

In 2011, the U.S....