Griefwalker

Counselor and palliative care worker Stephen Jenkinson takes a radically different approach to the care of the terminally ill. He advises that they 'abandon false hope' and turn instead to grief. 'I teach the art,' he says, 'of being broken-hearted.' Moreover, he insists that each of us has an obligation to die well. Stephen Jenkinson is revolutionizing the way we think about death and dying. He has a Master's Degree from Harvard University (Theological Studies) and the University of Toronto (Social Work). As a palliative caregiver, sculptor, traditional canoe and house builder, Stephen is a sought after speaker and teacher in the palliative care field and his work has been featured in several television documentaries on spirituality and wilderness creativity.

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