“Before I heard Joan talk I didn’t know what I was going to do when I was with my dying friend. Now I do.”
“I thought this (Joan’s) talk was going to be depressing. I was surprised that it wasn’t.”

In a blog penned for the Shalem Institute, author Joan Maxwell reflects on critical skills required for a hospital chaplain. 


The Reverend Dr. Tilden Edwards of the Shalem Institute delivers stirring and heartfelt remarks in recognition of Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life's End. He succinctly addresses the practical ways Joan Maxwell's work helps loved ones be more present for their friends and family as they approach the end of life.


Joan Maxwell, a hospital palliative care chaplain and author of Soul Support shares practical tips to help caregivers and patients and their families navigate their feelings related to the death process. She speaks to the universal experience of death and dying.