Over the years I have had the privilege of meeting and working with many amazing individuals who have dedicated their lives in service to others in end-of-life care. It is my honor to offer this series of inspiring, heartfelt conversations with noted professionals for all of you to have the opportunity to listen in and learn from.
Tom Golden has over thirty years of practical, hands-on clinical experience as a counsellor and is well know internationally for his books and presentations on men’s grief. His first book Swallowed by a Snake; The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing helped to open the conversation about men and emotions. In this conversation we dispel many of the myths around the masculine grieving style, why men often express their grief differently and how to better support them.
Dr. Kearney is an internationally noted palliative care physician and pioneer in end of life care. In this conversation we explore burn out, compassion fatigue, moral distress then move into resiliency, healing and “exquisite empathy”. This dialogue will be especially helpful for medical personnel and front-line workers supporting those in death and grief.
Janie Brown is the Executive Director and one of the Co-founders of Callanish, a cancer support centre in Vancouver, BC. We discuss her book Radical Acts of Love, companioning individuals with a life-threatening illness, a “good” death, denial vs. our deep survival instinct and the wisdom of children.