On “Grief Talk with Audrey,” grief mentor Audrey Pellicano talks with memory artist Nancy Gershman about her work in hospice — co-creating dignity portraits with patients and their families from stories, personal photos and Nancy’s own photo research. How does she introduce herself as she enters a room where the patient may or may not be alert or coherent? Does the concept for a Preferred Story take shape before or after she leaves their bedside? After the patient’s death, how is their portrait used at the memorial service, or back at home to continue the relationship with the deceased?

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