Second Season Episode 6: A Talk with Dr. Jim deMaine about his book, “Facing Death.”

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe remotely interview Dr. Jim deMaine about his book, “Facing Death: Finding Dignity, Hope and Healing at the End.”

Dr. Jim deMaine is Retired Pulmonary/Critical Care MD. Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

He is an advocate for those unable to speak for themselves; and also passionate about ethics of autonomy and how that plays out in nursing homes and assisted care; in creating systems to help the frail elderly avoid unnecessary and unwanted interventions; in finding ways to document DNR wishes so that unwanted CPR is avoided.

He gives frequent talks in the community about personal experiences using stories from his experiences with patients to illustrate the complexities of making our values known and respected.

He can read more about his work from his blog Here.

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 spiritual/religious values and goals. The task of dying is complicated and often confronts us with lots of spiritual, emotional and physical suffering. Hospice Chaplaincy is dedicated to providing support and professional development resources for hospice chaplains, patient advocacy, and education services to the public, to create a cultural shift to inform and transform our thinking around the psychosocial and psychospiritual issues at the end of life .

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