Caring and Commemoration

Creative Models for the Dying in the Face of COVID

The COVID pandemic has brought death to the forefront of our lives, and social distancing regulations have led to the necessity of new models for the care of patients who are dying, as well as memorializing and grieving of those who have died.

In this webinar, hear from Liz Mackenzie, a chaplain at Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Erin Collins, a palliative care nurse, end-of-life doula, and founder of Peaceful Presence Project.

They will share their experiences working with those who are dying and their loved ones during a pandemic, including practical advice, and a framework for providing patient- and family-centered care during COVID and beyond.


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Erin Collins, BSN, RN, CHPN; Liz Mackenzie, MA, MS
Erin Collins, BSN, RN, CHPN; Liz Mackenzie, MA, MS

Erin Collins, BSN, RN, CHPN

Erin is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse with 14 years of nursing experience in hospice and adult and pediatric oncology. Trained as an End-of-Life Doula, her heart’s work is in end-of-life care. Erin is a member the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council.

Erin founded the nonprofit The Peaceful Presence Project after seeing that many patients came to hospice afraid of death and largely unprepared for it. She is committed to educating the community at all levels, including individuals, families, students, and clinicians in preparing for and talking about serious and terminal illness with compassion and tenderness.

Erin empowers families to be present with their loved ones in the final stage of life, however long that may be, and believes that by talking about and planning for death with our loved ones, we can ease much of the suffering that arises at the end of life.

Liz Mackenzie, MA, MSW, BCC

Liz has been providing spiritual and emotional care to patients, guests, and staff at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA for over 10 years. She is a board certified chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) and has master's degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Social Work.

In addition to chaplain ministry, Liz is a member of the hospital’s bioethics committee, coordinated the Arts for Healing program, and has been an instructor and co-facilitator of university courses in sociology, theology, and service learning. Liz enjoys listening, learning, and collaborating with others to engage what is meaningful to them as they encounter grief, suffering, and healing.

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