19 episodes

The Death With Dignity Podcast is the story of a 33 year old male with terminal cancer. Join us as we navigate and explore the End of Life Option Act, signed into California law on June 9th, 2016. We will examine the physical, social-emotional, and spiritual elements correlated to the Death With Dignity process; including guests of various backgrounds from the medical, theological, and political realms. Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - www.deathwithdignitypodcast.com https://twitter.com/DWDPodcast2021

Death With Dignity Podcast Andrew Flack

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

The Death With Dignity Podcast is the story of a 33 year old male with terminal cancer. Join us as we navigate and explore the End of Life Option Act, signed into California law on June 9th, 2016. We will examine the physical, social-emotional, and spiritual elements correlated to the Death With Dignity process; including guests of various backgrounds from the medical, theological, and political realms. Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - www.deathwithdignitypodcast.com https://twitter.com/DWDPodcast2021

    Episode 19 with Joanne Tubbs Kelly

    Episode 19 with Joanne Tubbs Kelly

    Author Joanne Tubbs Kelly joins us to discuss her book titled, “Walking Him Home:  Helping My Husband Die with Dignity” (Amazon Link).

    Joanne sits down with us to discuss her book and shares her experiences supporting her late husband as they navigate life with a terminal illness.

    She discusses the writing and publishing process, the ups and downs involved with being a caregiver, and the idea that we all have the ability to experience a dignified death. 

    Joanne’s writing is truthful, funny, vulnerable,  empowering, and emotional — but most of all- filled with kindness, compassion, and love.  Thank you Joanne, for sharing your and Alan’s experiences with us.

    We encourage our listeners to grab a copy of her touching book!

    Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - deathwithdignitypodcast.com // @DWDPodcast2021 (Twitter),  dwd_podcast (Instagram)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 18 with Hospice Nurse Penny

    Episode 18 with Hospice Nurse Penny

    Nurse Penny has been comforting and supporting people during their end-of-life experiences for many years.  She also has a substantial social media following on TikTok and Instagram.  Nurse Penny uses social media to educate people about Hospice Services, Advanced Directives and wills, and death anxiety and how it impacts our lives.  We encourage you to follow Penny on social media. We thank her for her advocacy and enlightenment on the subject of death and dying.

    Nurse Penny Instagram
    Nurse Penny TikTok

    Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - deathwithdignitypodcast.com // @DWDPodcast2021 (Twitter),  dwd_podcast (Instagram)

    • 57 min
    Episode 17 with Rev. Kathleen Hatlevig & Allison Kestenbaum

    Episode 17 with Rev. Kathleen Hatlevig & Allison Kestenbaum

    Spiritual care is an integral component of the healing process, and in this episode, Allison Kestenbaum and Rev. Katie Whipple-Hatelvig join us from the UCSD Chaplain and Spiritual Care Services.  These two individuals provide compassion and spiritual support to both patients and families, offering a variety of services including crisis intervention, spiritual support, support in decision making and ethical dilemmas, providing prayers, blessings, rituals, and end-of-life support.  Specifically, learn how Allison and Katie wander along the delicate lines of faith and beliefs while offering guidance during one’s End of Life Experience, including paths such as Medical Aid in Dying.

    Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - deathwithdignitypodcast.com // @DWDPodcast2021 (Twitter).

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 16 with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani

    Episode 16 with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani

    TW // Eating Disorders

    Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani is an internist, who specializes in eating disorders. She is from Northern California, but moved to Boston for School. Once she finished her schooling, she moved to Colorado. Dr. Gaudiani now runs the nations top medical stabilization program for adults with eating disorders. She recently made news when she authored a study in which she prescribed medical aid in dying medication to three of her patients. 

    In this episode, we dive into the difficult world of eating disorders. 

    Link to the paper —> https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35168671/

    Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - deathwithdignitypodcast.com // @DWDPodcast2021 (Twitter).

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 15 with Death Doula Meagan Williams

    Episode 15 with Death Doula Meagan Williams

    Meagan Williams resides in Oregon and has a deep history of supporting others and empowering her community.  A retired transition teacher, Meagan now works with Compassion and Choices, an advocacy organization working towards the goal of giving people the option of Medical Aid in Dying.  Meagan also serves her community as a Death Doula, helping those transition from life to death.  In this episode, we are thrilled to learn from Meagan as she explains the role and responsibilities of a Death Doula. Thank you Meagan for your constant commitment to making the world a better place.

    Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - deathwithdignitypodcast.com // @DWDPodcast2021 (Twitter).

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 14 with Dr. Chandana Banerjee

    Episode 14 with Dr. Chandana Banerjee

    Dr. Chandana Banerjee is a medical doctor who works at City of Hope, located in Los Angeles, California.  She has expertise in pediatrics, palliative care, end of life care, and hospice care. 

    Describing End of Life care as an “Art”, Dr. Banerjee also developed the End of Life Symposium in 2019, an annual event focusing on end of life care and education involving physicians, nurses, advanced care practitioners, hospice clinicians, and others who are interested in the subject matter. 

    In this episode, Dr. Banerjee shares her life experiences with us, including her love for poetry, and weighs in on the Medical Aid in Dying debate. 
    Learn more about the podcast & follow our story - deathwithdignitypodcast.com // @DWDPodcast2021 (Twitter).

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

K5D ,

Amazing!

Andrew never ceases to amaze me with his incredibly upbeat attitude and positive outlook on life. If your goal is to leave, this Earth better than you found it, Andrew is the model for us mere mortals on how it’s done. His story is ttruly inspiring.

mrkco ,

5 stars and then some!

This podcast shines a light on an issue that many shy away from. It’s been an honor to hear about Andrew’s personal journey, as well as to learn more about the regulations and legislature behind the Death with Dignity Act. I can’t wait to hear what else y’all have to share!

Marissa61111 ,

A Must- Listen

Flack is incredible. He displays vulnerability, wisdom, honesty, and even humor through this incredible project. I can’t wait to hear more insight from not only his personal journey, but from the death with dignity community as a whole.

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