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Episode 36: A Conversation with Tammy Wurm on Agnostic Humanism and Hospice Chaplaincy

In this episode, Saul and Joe talk with Rev. Tammy Wurm. Tammy currently works as a Hospice Chaplain in Oregon and also as a death café educator. Prior to being a hospice chaplain, she worked in a hospital for 39 years as a nurses assistant.

In 2017, she completed her twelve month course in Interfaith Studies followed by
a six month CPE program. In September 2019 the unexpected door of opportunity opened wide when she accepted the position to be a hospice chaplain in Oregon. Although she grew up in the Evangelical church, Tammy has now left behind her ties to Christianity and currently identifies as Agnostic Humanist. She likes to say that she is more drawn to the human spirit than the holy spirit. Warmly embracing her unknowingness which in turn allows others to do the same.

Hospice Chaplaincy is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting excellence in spiritual care at the end of life. We are committed to the belief that people from all backgrounds, cultures and faith traditions should experience the end of life in a way that matches their own values and goals. The task of dying is complicated and often confronts us with lots of emotional and physical suffering. Hospice Chaplaincy is dedicated to providing patient advocacy, support and education services to the public, to create a cultural shift to inform and transform our thinking around the end of life.

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