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Jul 15, 2019

Music has a special place in the hearts of patients with a terminal illness.  The musicians at Swan Songs create unforgettable memories for those patients and their families by offering private concerts featuring the patients’ favorite music genres. 

Co-founder Christine Albert shares the journey that brought her to...

Jul 12, 2019

Music has special meaning in times when we’re struggling or grieving. In the Austin, Texas area an organization called Swan Songs provides music for people who are living with a life-limiting illness. 

The professional musicians who work with Swan Songs gather with the patient and family to play a concert of the...

Jul 5, 2019

When someone you love dies, it can be hard to make decisions. Funeral, organ donation, cremation with a memorial service?  It’s a very personal choice and can be confusing. In today’s Heartbeat we’re discussing the option of whole body donation.

Willing a body to a medical school or body donation service can be a...

Jul 1, 2019

Jethro Heiko and Nick Jehlen are the co-founders of Common Practice and the creators of the “Hello” game, a game designed to facilitate meaningful conversations that “inspire, connect, and heal.” 

In today’s episode, Jethro and Nick share how the “Hello” game was designed and created, and the many ways...

Jun 28, 2019

In the last episode of our series on grief with LPC Chuck Olliff, our conversation centers around a “mixed bag” of grief emotions. It’s not unusual to feel anger, shame, guilt, or sexual grief. If your loved one (or a patient) committed suicide, there are lots of various emotions to manage.  

Chuck teaches us that...