Maui Corner: Gloria Bennett
Posted on October 21, 2020
How long have you worked at Islands Hospice?
What do you do at Islands Hospice?
I provide spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families. During the time patient is on service and after the patient passes.
Describe a typical workday.
Check my emails to see who may have had a difficult night, any deaths, new admissions, and then plan my day accordingly. Visit families
Have you held any other positions here?
Yes, I started as a nurse.
What is your favorite part about working at Islands Hospice?
Being able to provide comfort for people in their time of need.
Do you have any special memories or stories from your time working here?
Yes, I remember a couple that was so close that she passed on Thursday, and he passed on Saturday.
What is your background?
I am originally from South America. I was raised in the Caribbean until I graduated high school. I have traveled a lot both as a child and as an adult. I have one son and two granddaughters. I have been in Maui for over 20 years and love living here.
Is there anything about your background that inspired you to work at Islands Hospice/in hospice care?
Hospice came and found me. I enjoy the end of life care, especially in the capacity of spiritual care.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love traveling, public speaking, reading, and beach time. I love God and people.
Is there anything else you want to share?
My goal as a hospice chaplain is to reduce the fear of dying and bring encouragement and comfort to hurting families.