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Moxielicious with Alexia Vernon

Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller, MSW, PhD has made it her mission to spread the message that “Talking About Death Won’t Kill You.” She has a passion for palliative care and improving the end-of-life care for all.

She is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and the Director of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.

Kathy was named the Lakehead University Research Chair on Aging and End of Life and is committed to improving the care provided at the bedside and in the community.

She is the author of the book, Talking About Death Won’t Kill You, with ECW Press, and the co-host of a new podcast Disrupting Death: Conversations about Medical Assistance in Dying.

When not working, she can be found nagging her lovely young-adult children, winning at a board game against her husband, or walking her best friend, Lucy Maude.

In episode 513 of Moxielicious®, Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller and I discuss:

  • Why talking about death is one of the most important “awkward conversations” we can have with our loved ones and in the workplace
  • The most often overlooked parts of death conversations
  • How to hold space for somebody who is dying
  • A new, more expansive way to think about leaving a legacy
  • Palliative care, medical assistance in dying (MAID), and other terminology related to death and dying

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