Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life's End
Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life's End, by Joan Paddock Maxwell '63, a hospital chaplain, offers intimate accounts of how patients, families, and hospital staff deal with death and dying. (Resource, 2017)
Clint Stretch, director of The Center for Spirituality in Nature, writes: "Soul Support is much more than a chaplain's compelling memoir; it is a guide for anyone with a seriously ill loved one or friend."
Joan Paddock Maxwell was trained and served as a chaplain in three acute-care hospitals in the Washington, D.C., area. During six years as palliative care chaplain, she served patients with life-threatening illnesses. The co-author of two previously published books, she received a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary and was endorsed as a hospital chaplain by the Episcopal Church. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband David.