Hospice http://iowapublicradio.org en Growing Old and Dying in Prison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/growing-old-and-dying-prison-0 <p>Today we listen back to a show, part of Iowa Public Radio's <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/topic/summer-corrections-series" target="_blank">corrections series</a> last summer, about what it is like to grow old and die in prison.</p><p>We hear from an offender who works in a hospice program. He has helped 20 fellow inmates face the end of life behind bars. Host Ben Kieffer also talk with a 74-year-old inmate about growing old. We also tour a hospice room at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:13:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Ben Stanton 42353 at http://iowapublicradio.org Growing Old and Dying in Prison Confronting Death http://iowapublicradio.org/post/confronting-death <p>Death can be scary, difficult and painful, but it can also be a healing and beautiful process. How does one have a "good death?"</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:22:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 39934 at http://iowapublicradio.org Confronting Death Honoring Veterans in Hospice http://iowapublicradio.org/post/honoring-veterans-hospice <p>Serving in the military changes one's perspective on life, but often it also alters the way they face death.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer speaks with Deborah Grassman, the CEO and co-founder of <a href="http://opuspeace.org/">Opus Peace</a>.&nbsp; Opus Peace&nbsp; is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people work through trauma.</p><p>Prior to Opus Peace, Grassman worked as a nurse practitioner for three decades at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was also the director of the VA's hospice program and personally took care of over 10,000 dying veterans.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 38097 at http://iowapublicradio.org Honoring Veterans in Hospice How We Die Now http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-we-die-now <p><span class="userContent">As our population grows older more people are engaging in the important work of helping individuals cross the threshold from life to death. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:14:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31073 at http://iowapublicradio.org How We Die Now Growing Old and Dying in Prison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/growing-old-and-dying-prison <div>Our corrections series continues by examining what it is like to grow old and die in prison. Hear from an offender <span style="line-height: 1.5;">who works in a hospice program. He has helped 20 fellow inmates face the end of life behind bars. &nbsp;Host Ben Kieffer also talk with a 74-year-old inmate about growing old. &nbsp;You'll also get a tour of a hospice room at the I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">owa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. &nbsp;</span></div><div><p></p></div><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:09:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Ben Stanton & Katherine Perkins 24014 at http://iowapublicradio.org Growing Old and Dying in Prison Being in Iowa: Caregivers Hospice http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-iowa-caregivers-hospice <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio has been bringing attention to the families and professionals who tend to the health needs of Iowans. It can be stressful and emotional work, perhaps never more so than when the person in need of care nears the end of life. Correspondent Rob Dillard takes us to a comfortable, peaceful place set on the edge of woods in Des Moines. It’s a hospice, a home where many people move to spend their final days.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 14600 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being in Iowa: Caregivers Hospice