An expert in grief, death and dying, Kristine A. Kevorkian, PhD, MSW, holds a doctoral degree in thanatology, the study/science of death, dying and bereavement. Her work experience includes deputy coroner, unit social worker for a skilled nursing facility, and hospice medical social worker offering emotional support and counseling to terminally ill patients, including young children to elders, and their families. As a hospice social worker, she received Certificates of Recognition for her Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Social Work from local politicians.
She has worked in academia, lecturing and teaching classes on aging, trauma, end-of-life care, death, bereavement, grief and loss to medical and mental health professionals and students. Dr. Kevorkian combined her passion for thanatology with her love of whales and the environment through her research on environmental grief® and ecological grief®. She has presented this research in the United States and abroad. Dr. Kevorkian provides educational workshops, seminars, and writes on the subjects of dying/death, caregiving, grief/loss, animal companion loss, and grief related to environmental loss and destruction.
Dr. Kristine Kevorkian currently hosts/facilitates a Death Café in her community, and has a private practice helping clients, and their families, sail through the sometimes stormy seas at the end of life and through their grief.