In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Rachel S. Jordan on the intersection between trauma and end of life care.
Rachel holds a B.S. in Bible/theology and Speech Communication from Multnomah University and an M.Div w/a Concentration in Hospital Chaplaincy from the Portland Seminary of George Fox University. In 2014 she became a neuro-trauma survivor and in 2021 she completed her Chaplain residency at the same medical center in which she was treated: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, a level one trauma center in Portland, Oregon.
Rachel has worked in both the hospital and hospice settings with pediatric and adult patients and family members. she was raised a Conservative Baptist, but found her home in the Quaker tradition and she is also influenced by Humanism and Buddhism. Her academic interests are in liberation, disability, and trauma theology and she has a passion for providing cross-cultural care and finding ways to befriend people to whom society stigmatizes. She is a volunteer domestic violence advocate and co-lead trainings educating religious leaders about domestic violence dynamics. she enjoys creative writing, reading, running, theatre, home improvement projects, and road trips with my children.
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