Welcome to the End of Life podcast series brought to you by host Bob Madar and Lumina.
Our newest podcast series in 2021 focuses on caregivers. Caregiving is especially challenging during the pandemic, and we hope that those who are taking care of loved ones know that they are not alone in their challenges.
Thank you to the Lumina caregivers who were open and shared their stories.
The first seven episodes below were created thanks from a grant from the Zonta Foundation. Music is by local musician Dave Chiller.
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.
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 3: Being a Hospice Aid - Gifts and Lessons Learned This is a special interview with Kayla when she was a Hospice Aid with Lumina. She shares her experiences and the wisdom she gains from her patients.
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 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 6: Interview with Dr. David Grube Dr. Grube has a long association with hospice as a physician, caregiver, and board member of Lumina. He shares his experiences, insights, and lessons learned.
Episode 7: Rewards of Being a Hospice Volunteer Jolene has been a volunteer with Lumina for over 10 years. She shares what she learned from her many assignments 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?