COVID Conversations: Spirituality & COVID-19


Faith & Hope Hospice in Pasadena CA continues our web series COVID Conversations in an interview with Dr. Ann M. Callahan, PhD, LCSW on the topic of spirituality and COVID-19.

Dr. Callahan discusses: 

  • Spiritual wellbeing and COVID-19’s impact
  • How religion/faith/spirituality can be used to cope with or make sense of COVID-19 and the changes it’s having on our society 
  • Religious traditions before and after a death
  • How to support people facing life-limiting illness and grief during the pandemic
  • Identifies some good that might come out of the COVID-19 crisis

Learn more about Dr. Callahan at her website:  

Resources recommended by Dr. Callahan: 


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Ann M. Callahan, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor and Master of Social Work Program Director and Online Coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University. She earned her doctorate in social work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Callahan is licensed in clinical social work with over 20 years collective experience as a social work educator, practitioner, and researcher. Dr. Callahan’s research focuses on spiritually sensitive social work in hospice, palliative, and long-term care. This includes the book Spirituality and Hospice Social Work, published by Columbia Press, which delineates the foundation for her research.


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