Today's guest is Rev. Kevin Bradley, who serves on the board of the Final Exit Network, an organization that supports the human right to a death with dignity. The Final Exit Network (FEN) believes that mentally competent adults who suffer from a terminal illness, intractable physical pain, chronic or progressive physical disabilities, or who face loss of autonomy and selfhood through dementia, have a basic human right to choose to end their lives when they judge their quality of life to be unacceptable.
Kevin acts as a spiritual counselor and "exit guide" for FEN's clients, and in our interview he will describe what these roles entail and the variety of spiritual issues he encounters in his work.
Kevin has a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School, completed an extended post-graduate residency at the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. Prior to joining FEN, Kevin testified in the Minnesota Senate in support of medical aid in dying and co-founded Interfaith Clergy for End-of-Life Options. He has served as a hospital and hospice chaplain and is currently a professional writer, speaker, and holistic stress management counselor.