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Facing the End of Life

Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, discusses how to talk about the end of life and hospice care.
Mar 21, 2020

Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly talk about:

  • becoming comfortable with talking about the end of life

  • why stopping treatment is not giving up

  • hospice care — what it is and when to start talking about it

  • how to talk to children about the end of life

Photo credit: Geordie Griffiths

About the guest
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC

Kelly Grosklags is an experienced therapist who dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care, and hospice. Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, and a fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. She is the author of A Comforted Heart: An Oncology Psychotherapist Perspective on Finding Meaning and Hope During Illness and Loss. Kelly now teaches and speaks frequently about end-of-life issues, including care, grief and loss, both in person, on her website, Conversations With Kelly, and on her Conversations With Kelly Facebook page. Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps patients, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope, healing versus curing, and the wisdom of dying a good death.

— Last updated on February 11, 2022, 7:58 PM

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