Caregiver Quality of Life

This month we talk with author and former hospice caregiver Dr. Debra Parker Oliver. Debbie shares stories about her quality of her life as a caregiver for her husband David Oliver.

Culturally-Responsive Communication with Seriously Ill Patients of South Asian Origin

South Asians comprise one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the United States today, yet there is very little research on their unique experiences as recipients of serious illness care in the U.S. In today’s podcast, Dr. Nidhi Khosla discusses her research on healthcare provided to seriously ill patients of South Asian origin, emphasizing the need for healthcare providers to communicate in a culturally-responsive way with both patients and their family members.

The role of Spiritual Care in bereavement: Myths, misconceptions, and meaning-making

This podcast will deepen listener’s awareness of the work of the chaplaincy, specifically in regards to end-of-life care, and bereavement support. Thomas McGraw, podcast guest and staff chaplain at OSUCCC – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, will talk about his work as a chaplain, address any misconceptions listeners may have about what chaplains do, and will speak about the ways in which research might play a role in the chaplaincy.