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End of Life and Grief - COVID's Lessons | An Obermann Conversation

The past year has made the end of life and grief a daily communal event, as we receive numbers from the headlines and news from friends and family. In the West, death and grief have often been private acts, but COVID-19, along with the twin pandemic of racism and its inherent grief, has altered how we tend to these universal aspects of human experience. In this conversation, we'll hear from a palliative care physician, a hospice nurse, and a scholar regarding lessons from this past year.

Participants include:

Laurel Lyckholm, Clinical Professor, Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Lilian Akimpaye, On Call RN, Iowa City Hospice
Lydia Maunz, PhD in English
Lori Erickson, Author of Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper

This program is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

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