Ep. 97 Transforming Grief with Photography: A Conversation with Shannon McFarland
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
1d ago
Ep. 97 Transforming Grief with Photography: A Conversation with Shannon McFarland In this thought-provoking episode of 'Hospice Explained', host Marie Betcher, RN, welcomes guest Shannon McFarland, a photographer who specializes in capturing the essence of families during their most vulnerable times, including hospice care, terminal illness, and the end of life. Shannon shares her personal journey into photography, which began with a complicated pregnancy and evolved into a mission to document the unseen moments of grief, love, and compassion. She discusses the significance of capturing not ju ..read more
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Ep. 96 Empowering Caregivers: Insights and Innovations with Denise Brown
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
1w ago
Empowering Caregivers: Insights and Innovations with Denise Brown   In this episode of Hospice Explained, host Marie Betcher, RN, engages in a comprehensive discussion with Denise Brown, a pioneer in supporting family caregivers since 1990, and the founder of the Caregiving Years Training Academy.   Denise shares her journey of creating one of the first online caregiving communities, developing resources like the 10th edition of the Caregiving Guide, and authoring 13 books aimed at providing comfort and strategies for caregivers.   The interview delves into the complexities of c ..read more
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Ep. 95 Reloaded Episode #20 Understanding Hospice: Finding a Hospice Agency and Knowing When to Call
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
2w ago
Ep. 95 Understanding Hospice: Finding a Hospice Agency and Knowing When to Call   This episode of Hospice Explained, hosted by Marie Betcher RN, revisits the topic from episode 20 about identifying the right time to call the nurse or the hospice team for assistance. It begins with guidance on using medicare.gov to find local hospice agencies by zip code.   The episode stresses the importance of choosing the right hospice provider by doing thorough research, seeking multiple opinions, and understanding what to expect from hospice care.   Additionally, the episode covers when to c ..read more
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EP. 93 Patient Quotes: Stories of Resilience with Dr. Christina Gomez
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
1M ago
EP. 93 Patient Quotes: Stories of Resilience with Dr. Christina Gomez     In this episode of Hospice Explained, host Marie Betcher, RN, interviews Dr. Christina Gomez, a GI Medical Oncologist at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and author of 'Stopped in My Tracks, A Physician's Collection of Cancer Patients Quotes'.     Dr. Gomez shares her journey into Oncology, highlighting the significance of patient-doctor relationships and the profound role hospice care plays in the oncology field. The discussion delves into the importance of honest communication between patients ..read more
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Ep. 92 A discussion of the movie 'After Death'
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
1M ago
Ep. 92 Hospice Explained - Episode 92: After Death A discussion of the movie 'After Death' based on survivors' near-death experiences and its impact on spirituality and choices.   00:00 Introduction 00:38 Movie Review: After Death 01:19 Inspiration from 'Imagine Heaven' 01:42 Hospice Encounters Podcast 02:36 Impact of Choices and Kindness 02:59 Affiliate links and Support 04:00 Upcoming Interview   https://a.co/d/fDZKTOX https://youtu.be/wMMAnO67RPw?si=qo2NkM8byR99A5x4   Hospice Encounters Episode #1 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hospic ..read more
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EP. 91 Navigating Diverse Hospice Experiences: A Family's Journey
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
1M ago
EP. 91 Navigating Diverse Hospice Experiences: A Family's Journey This episode of 'Hospice Explained' features host Marie Betcher RN in conversation with guest Lee Ann Pepper, who shares her contrasting experiences with hospice care for her parents. Lee Ann recounts her mother's journey with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and her peaceful transition into hospice care at home, emphasizing the personalized and compassionate approach of hospice services that fostered a comforting end-of-life experience. In contrast, she describes her father's struggle with Parkinson's and the challenges posed by his hosp ..read more
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Ep. 90 A Journey Through Hospice: Navigating End-of-Life with Love and Legacy
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
1M ago
 Ep. 90 A Journey Through Hospice: Navigating End-of-Life with Love and Legacy      This episode of Hospice Explained, hosted by Marie Betcher, RN, features an in-depth interview with Tanya Hackney, who shares the profound experience of navigating her mother-in-law, Mary's, end-of-life journey through hospice care after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Tanya provides a heartfelt narrative of Mary's illness, their close family bonds, the decision to enter hospice, and the impactful last days filled with love, spiritual growth, and authentic connections. The conversation ..read more
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Ep. 89 Navigating End-of-Life Conversations: Embracing the Uncomfortable
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
2M ago
Ep. 89 Navigating End-of-Life Conversations: Embracing the Uncomfortable In episode 89 of Hospice Explained, host Marie Betcher, RN, emphasizes the importance of allowing and engaging in hard conversations about end-of-life matters. She acknowledges the common discomfort and avoidance surrounding these discussions, sharing her personal experiences of sometimes shutting down conversations or dominating them with her own opinions. Marie encourages listeners to forgive themselves for past avoidance and to strive towards being a safe space for others to express their end-of-life concerns and quest ..read more
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Ep. 88 Dr. Kaishauna Guidry's Journey: From Medical School to Hospice Advocacy
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
2M ago
In episode 88 of Hospice Explained, host Marie Betcher RN interviews Dr. Kaishauna Guidry, a California-based mobile physician specializing in hospice care. Dr. Guidry discusses her journey into the hospice field, starting from her introduction to palliative care as a medical student to founding Mourning Dove Medical. She highlights her role as an educator and healthcare advocate through her podcasts and books aimed at enlightening both healthcare professionals and the public about hospice care. Dr. Guidry emphasizes the importance of early hospice involvement, shares personal impactful experi ..read more
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Ep. 87 Guiding Lights: Navigating Hospice with Jean Oswald RN
Hospice Explained Podcast
by Marie Betcher RN
2M ago
Ep. 87 Guiding Lights: Navigating Hospice with Jean Oswald RN  In episode 87 of Hospice Explained, host Marie Betcher RN interviews Jean Oswald, RN, a seasoned hospice nurse and end-of-life consultant from Rochester, New York. Jean shares her journey from raising five children and studying natural healing therapies to finding her soul's purpose in hospice work. She discusses the importance of comfort care homes and her approach to integrating natural healing, such as aromatherapy, into end-of-life care. Jean also highlights misconceptions surrounding hospice and palliative care, the signi ..read more
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