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BEING PRESENT WITH THE DYING, an evening with Joan Maxwell

  • Friday, November 06, 2020
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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An Evening With

In this time of Covid, the reality of death and dying is more openly discussed.  But for some the prospect of being with a dying friend or family member can bring up debilitating feelings of inadequacy and fear, sometimes so strong that they find excuses to stay away.  What do dying people want?  What gets in their way?  And what gets in our way?  How can we find a sufficiently quiet place within ourselves to enable us to be present to the dying person as a source of comfort?

Joan Maxwell, MTS, draws on years of service as the palliative care chaplain at George Washington University Hospital to explore these questions.  She is the author of  Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End.

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