A Quality Life: Episode 3, Shari and Jim’s Palliative Care Story

CAPC has released the third episode of its groundbreaking new podcast series A Quality Life featuring real-life stories from the perspectives of seriously-ill patients who are benefiting from palliative care. This series will shine light on a wide variety of disease-types including ovarian, colon and breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, lupus, congestive heart failure, multiple myeloma and many more.

In this episode, we hear from Shari McClendon, who has pulmonary hypertension. We also speak to her husband and devoted caretaker, Jim. Shari and Jim detail the critical role that palliative care has played in improving their quality of life. Shari and Jim speak to how palliative care has supported their entire family in a variety of ways. Mary Martin, a nurse on the McClendon’s palliative care team, shares how the palliative care team helped Shari and her entire family deal with the realities of this disease. At the core, this episode is about Shari and Jim, and how their 38 year marriage has endured. To listen to this ongoing series, visit the Get Palliative Care Podcast Channel.


  1. Jim McClendon says:

    Thanks to all of you for giving us the opportunity to tell our story. If I may help in any way, just email me.

  2. capc says:

    Jim, it was great to have your story included in this first season!

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