Journeys End, Journeys Begin: Clinicians and Families Grieving Together

November 28, 2023


Where is transcendence amidst grief? Resisting traditional bounds of the doctor-patient and doctor-family relationship, a mother and her son’s physician tell stories within a story, in many voices, of a young man’s life–his smile and vitality, his homelessness and drug use–and of his death. Theirs is a performance piece told in monologue and dialogue, through words and images, via hospital records, police reports, and poetry; it is a moving tale of love, loss, caregiving, and healing. Following the performance, participants will explore, through discussion and writing, the relationships and resources that facilitate grieving and healing.

Facilitator Bio

Shapir Rosenberg MD
Born and raised in Colorado, Shapir Rosenberg, MD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Philosophy and Religion. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He then completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of South Florida. He has a passion for end-of-life care, teaching, and the medical humanities.

Alison Hartman Headshot
Alison Hartman received a BA from Oberlin College, an MFA from Yale University, and an MA in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland. She has maintained a private acupuncture practice for over 30 years in Westminster, Maryland. She previously taught sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Event Details

November 28, 2023
6:00-7:30 pm PST


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