The Hospice Team: Who We Are and How We Care


ISBN 978-1-938870-83-5
6 x 9 paper
approx. 200 pages
Copyright © May 2019

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This series of essays by hospice team members—including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, music therapists, and more—sheds a light on hospice care, and demonstrates that hospice is not a place where people go to die, but a multifaceted service for easing the patient experience in accordance with his or her needs at a given time. These personal, compelling, and honest accounts will inspire all.


  1. The Physicians
  2. The Nurses
  3. The Certified Nurse Assistants
  4. The Social Workers
  5. The Chaplains
  6. The Music Therapists
  7. The Bereavement Counselors
  8. The Volunteer and the Integrative Therapist/Volunteer Coordinator


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Rabbi Dr. Chaim Joseph Wender, F.LBC, is a retired Rabbinical Coordinator at the Hospice of Palm Beach County. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, he earned his undergraduate degree in Theology with a Jewish Studies Concentration from Georgetown University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude). His Master’s degree is in Rabbinics and Hellenistics (Scheuer Foundation Fellow) from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his rabbinic ordination is from the Leo Baeck College in London, England. Rabbi Dr. Wender earned his Doctor of Ministry degree (specializing in Judaism and Gerontology) from the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Rabbi Dr. Wender served for 29 years as a Reform rabbi, and was awarded the title of Fellow of Leo Baeck College (F.LBC) in recognition of 25 years in the rabbinate in 2004. He served as Rabbinical Coordinator for Hospice of Palm Beach County, from 2008 until his retirement in May of 2017.

Patricia Ellen Morrison, L.C.S.W., currently manages and maintains a private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida, in Clinical Psychotherapy, specializing in aging issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. She also serves as a hospice social worker with Trustbridge Health. Originally from New York City, Patricia received her Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She received her teacher certification in Early Childhood Education from Towson State College in Towson, Maryland. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She received a license as a Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) from the State of Florida and New York.

Patricia joined the faculty of Florida Atlantic University, as an adjunct instructor, where she taught from 2008 to 2013, in the School of Social Work. She joined the staff of Hospice of Palm Beach County, now Trustbridge, in 2010. She has worked on home teams, facility teams, and hospice inpatient units. Ms. Morrison took two sabbaticals to work as a social worker in New York City, first with Hebrew Home in Riverdale, then with Visiting Nurses of New York, primarily on the Mount Sinai Palliative Care Unit.

2 reviews for The Hospice Team: Who We Are and How We Care

  1. Administrator

    “I have spent forty years in medical centers, but it was only after reading these essays that I came to fully appreciate what hospice brings to humanity. This is a great and needed addition to the medical and social literature.”
    Lowell M. Greenbaum, Ph.D.
    Medical College of Georgia, Emeritus, Dean of Graduate Studies, and VP for Research

  2. Administrator

    “Reading each team member’s perspective in this book is like polishing the facets on a diamond and watching the light reflect brighter with each author’s story…. This needs to be read by all involved in hospice care to affirm our compassion and drive to make certain every day in hospice is a reflection of individual, intentional, and encompassing care.”
    Elizabeth Przekop, M.Ed., RN
    Executive Director, Hospice Atlanta

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