Grief from the Other Side: Stories of Hope and Resilience
Grief from the Other Side: Personal stories that find the positive in a negative. We hear from individuals who have experienced different types of loss and explore what's gone, what remains and what's next.
info_outline Mike's Story: Everyone has a Story to Tell and a Song to Sing 12/14/2021
Mike's Story: Everyone has a Story to Tell and a Song to Sing Mike's journey to become a hospice nurse came later in life. While he calls himself a "talker", Mike also takes the time to listen to his patients and their families and loves to hear their stories. He shares about the impact of COVID-19 on grieving, discusses the ways loss can be cummulative and explains the value of being authenitic with individuals at end of life.
info_outline Monica's Story: Finding the Space to Create Joy 11/09/2021
Monica's Story: Finding the Space to Create Joy As a hospice nurse and now a clinical manager, Monica understands first-hand the importance of finding space to create joy at the end of life. She shares her own journey with her most profound loss, describes her definition of a "good death", shares about the challenges with COVID-19, and explains how hospice is more than just caring for a person who is dying.
info_outline Charles' Story: How Limited Personal Loss Creates A Unique Perspective 10/12/2021
Charles' Story: How Limited Personal Loss Creates A Unique Perspective Trained as a mental health professional, Charles didn't grow up knowing he wanted to work in hospice care. But having a limited amount of personal loss has enabled him to have a unique perspective on dying and an ability to meet people where they are.
info_outline Perry's Story: Hospice, Loss, and What It Means to Have a Good Death 09/14/2021
Perry's Story: Hospice, Loss, and What It Means to Have a Good Death With a background as a respiratory therapist, Perry came to his leadership role as Director of Strategic Partnerships in an interesting way. He shares his professional and personal journey with hospice, loss, and explains what it means to have a "good death".
info_outline Karen's Story: It's an honor to be there at the end 08/10/2021
Karen's Story: It's an honor to be there at the end As a hospice nurse for over 25 years, Karen has experienced a great deal of death. But she doesn't find that sad. "When I'm with somebody that is dying, it is a complete honor. And I feel like it's the same thing as when labor and delivery nurses are with a birth. To be there at that time is just incredible." She shares stories about being there at the end of life and what lessons that has taught her.
info_outline Stewart's Story: Can We Talk? 07/13/2021
Stewart's Story: Can We Talk? As a chaplain, Stewart is very comfortable being with individuals during challenging times. He credits his mother with how he grew up understanding death, loss, and grief. Stewart shares how his own personal struggles inspired his journey to become a hospice chaplain. He talks about the role of a chaplain, shares his definition of spirituality, and discusses the power of meeting people where they are.
info_outline Avis' Story: Over 20 Years of Empowering Patients and Families 06/08/2021
Avis' Story: Over 20 Years of Empowering Patients and Families With over 20 years at Hospice of the Chesapeake, Avis has seen it all. She has held multiple roles at the organization and is passionate about helping individuals with life-limiting health conditions understand the benefits of supportive care and hospice. Avis shares how she started working for the nonprofit and how her own journey with grief and loss inspires her work.
info_outline From the Inside Out 05/04/2021
From the Inside Out In the second season of Grief from the Other Side, we share conversations about loss and purpose with Avis, Stewart and Karen, members of the Hospice of the Chesapeake Clinical Team. This preview features Amy Stapleton, Manager for Bereavement Services, and Tammy Turner, Community Education Manager, discussing the next series of interviews. You'll get an introduction about the work each team member does and a bit of background on how they approach their roles.
info_outline It Doesn't Get Easier, It Just Gets Less Hard 04/06/2021
It Doesn't Get Easier, It Just Gets Less Hard Paris was just 16 years old when her mom died suddenly. In that moment, her life was never the same. She and her sister had to move in with her godparents and start a new school, all while navigating the trauma of their mom's unexpected death. Paris shares her story of loss and how family, friends, and music have helped her. She also shares what wasn't as helpful and how she is continuing to move forward.
info_outline Finding Hope When Hope Seems Lost 03/09/2021
Finding Hope When Hope Seems Lost Eric is a mom, a nationally certified school psychologist, and an aunt. In this episode, Erica shares her journey of losing her nephew Hunter to overdose. As a mental health professional who works with young adults, she was very involved in trying to help Hunter with his substance use disorder. Erica openly shares about her grief process and what she did as a parent, a professional, and family member to find hope when hope seemed lost.
info_outline A Glimpse: What's Grief from the Other Side All About? 01/12/2021
A Glimpse: What's Grief from the Other Side All About? Co-hosts Amy Stapleton, Manager of Bereavement Services of the Chesapeake Life Center and Tammy Turner, Community Education Manager for Hospice of the Chesapeake talk about the upcoming inspirational interviews and transformations that have come from living with loss.