70% of Americans prefer to die at home; only 25% actually do
80% of people want to talk to their health provider about end-of-life care; only 7% have


The Death & Dying Fellowship takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families, especially during an era of COVID-19. The Fellowship allows participants to learn, confront, and discuss the legal, medical, social, cultural, familial, and spiritual aspects of death and dying within a multi-disciplinary group in a low-pressure environment. The sessions will include opportunities to practice conversation skills, facilitated conversations, and virtual site visits.

Who Should Apply

Current or recent graduate students in the Pittsburgh region from health-related disciplines, including but not limited to: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Ethics, Counseling, Health Policy, Public Health, Law, Administration, Business, Pastoral Care, and Psychology.


Applications for the 2023 Death and Dying Fellowship will open in late 2022. Please contact Lisa George to be added to the mailing list.

For More Information

Please contact Lisa George, george@jhf.org


Introducing the new Death & Dying Series for Healthcare Professionals beginning fall 2022. More deatils here.