15 episodes

How could working at a hospice in Bend, Oregon shape the way you live your life? Join Lisa Hurley and Jason Medina on Life's Too Short as they discuss death, dying and the pursuit of a life well lived - mixed with a generous dose of coffee and levity.

Life's Too Short Partners In Care

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

How could working at a hospice in Bend, Oregon shape the way you live your life? Join Lisa Hurley and Jason Medina on Life's Too Short as they discuss death, dying and the pursuit of a life well lived - mixed with a generous dose of coffee and levity.

    What in the World is Palliative Care?

    What in the World is Palliative Care?

    Lisa and Jason enjoy a cup of coffee from Strictly Organic while interviewing Dr. Jenny Blechman, Palliative Care Physician for Partners In Care. Jenny discusses acclimating to the West Coast, the emergence of Palliative Care, her role in the Central Oregon healthcare community, and why Palliative Care can ultimately be a cost-savings for healthcare.

    • 36 min
    Death Doulas

    Death Doulas

    Erin Collins, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and End of Life Doula, joins Lisa and Jason over Zoom to discuss the emerging role of Death Doulas in end of life care. Erin is the founder of The Peaceful Presence Project, a Central Oregon non-profit organization whose mission is to help communities reimagine the way we talk about, plan for and experience the last stage of life.

    • 30 min
    Being an Oncologist.

    Being an Oncologist.

    Dr. Stephen Kornfield has served as a Central Oregon Oncologist for over 30 years. Lisa and Jason sit down with him over Zoom to discuss how he ended up in Oncology, having tough conversations with patients and families, what hope can look like, and how bird watching all over the globe balances out his work. Lisa also enjoys her coffee from Looney Bean during this episode. Jason is just boring.

    • 35 min
    Veterans and Soul Injury

    Veterans and Soul Injury

    Lisa and Jason have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Deborah Grassman, author of Peace At Last and founder of Opus Peace. Deborah talks about her work with Veterans, how they became her teachers, Soul Injury, and how we can be present to others who have a Soul Injury.Click here to view Deborah Grassman's Ted Talk.Our local featured coffee house - Kennedy's Coffee House

    • 41 min
    Conversations with a Funeral Home Director

    Conversations with a Funeral Home Director

    Brett Edgerly, President and Owner of Prineville Funeral Home, joins Lisa and Jason to discuss the ins and outs of operating a funeral home in Central Oregon. Brett discusses the changes he has witnessed in the funeral industry over the years, the wisdom of pre-planning, and the joy he has serving the Central Oregon community. Lisa enjoyed a wonderful beverage from Thump Coffee during this episode.

    • 31 min
    Transitions

    Transitions

    Most people know Partners In Care for their Hospice or Home Health services, but most are unfamiliar with the Transitions program.Lisa and Jason are joined by Laurie Slye and Bethany Benefield, two of the five Partners In Care Transitions Coordinators, to discuss the Transitions program, how the program benefits many in our community, and the amazing people they get to serve.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Kellan Barnhouse ,

Amazing podcast

Very 10/10

Boden Clark ,

Jason Medina

He is the best

RogueState193 ,

Lisa and Jason are great!

Thank you for talking about death and dying in an uplifting way!

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