End of Life

HDS student Julia Reimann

Exploring Death, Music, and Spirituality in Field Education

February 10, 2021

HDS MDiv candidate Julia Reimann discusses her field education work with Harps of Comfort, a group of palliative musicians offering virtual music sessions to isolated COVID-19 patients, and how it allowed her to dream up and produce a podcast to further develop her pastoral voice and investigate the intersections of end of life care, spirituality, and music.

Chaplain David Anderson and student nurse Kadie Laycock help a patient communicate with his family that are unable to visit due to hospital visiting restrictions at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, in Blackburn, England.

What It's like to Help Families Say Goodbye

June 22, 2020
"COVID-19 brutalizes bodies, but it also disempowers families who are unable to see their loved ones, sit at their bedsides and hold their hands," writes Bridget Power, MDiv '19, a chaplain resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Kerry Egan, HDS alumna

The Strength of the Human Soul

October 31, 2016

HDS alumna Kerry Egan says on NPR that despite the sadness and loss that are implicit in her work as a hospice chaplain, there is also great joy.