Leadership Studies students partner with Hospice of the Red River Valley, host ‘Death Over Dinner’ service project

Leadership Studies capstone students partnered with Hospice of the Red River Valley for a “Death Over Dinner” service project. Communication Studies majors Bailey Gemar, Payton Hoskins, and Madison Kramer hosted two dinners this week to highlight the need to share with loved ones feelings about end of life care. “Death over Dinner” is a concept created by Michael Hebb with a goal of removing the taboo associated with death. The content of the event is also connected to the novel “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. The dinners included a mix of community members and MSUM students and sought to increase effectiveness in talking about death. The events included presentations and discussions with Dr. Tricia Langlois, Medical Director and Brenda Iverson, Director of Community Relations for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Free will donations benefit Hospice.

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