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Social Work Today, March 6, 2016

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with guest, Phil Carpenter

To quote a mom and writer, Maxine Spence, conversations about death can be some of the most nourishing, life-enhancing discussions we have, but death is rarely talked about until a health crisis arrives and, often, not even then. Our birth is pure chance, but our death an absolute certainty. Please join me and Phil Carpenter from Washington D.C. Home and Hospices and listen to us let’s talk about it tomorrow on Social Work Today with Shirley Tabb at!

Guest, Phil Carpenter

Guest Name
Phil Carpenter
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Manager of Psychosocial Services for Community Hospices
Guest Biography

Philip (Phil) Carpenter is the Manager of Psychosocial Services for Community Hospices.  Mr. Carpenter has worked in the metropolitan Washington area in end-of- life care since 2000 when he began providing bereavement counseling and spiritual care for  a small hospice in Prince George’s county.  He then served as Director of Faith and Community Outreach and later as Director of Family Services for a larger hospice that served the entire metro DC community.  In recent years he has worked as Program Director for a pediatric palliative care collaboration and then as Bereavement Specialist and Program Officer with Hospice Foundation of America, and as Program Manager for the palliative care team and the complex, chronic care team for Children’s National Medical Center.  He has a deep passion for quality end-of-life care and a great desire to talk with the residents of the DC area  about their options for receiving this care.  A graduate of The University of Georgia, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Mr. Carpenter is active in a faith community in Virginia, and enjoys time with his family and participating in local musical organizations. 

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Every other Sunday, Social Work Today with Shirley Tabb discusses a variety of issues including home health services, elderly care, support services, end of life care issues and opportunities, hospice services, Medicaid/Medicare awareness and benefits, working with home health agencies, social work and case management services, geriatric care management, community care, discrimination of people 40+, and so much more.

Join us and learn about all the benefits and possibilities that result from a better understanding of aging well, death and dying, good deaths and bad deaths, and other life issues/opportunities! Call-ins are welcomed, even encouraged. If you have a question, don't hesitate to call during a live show!

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