Nearing retirement age, cardiologist John Dormois decided to enroll in Divinity School at Duke University. He says he wanted to explore the spiritual side of medicine. He's now completed his studies at Duke, and preparing to become certified in end-of-life care.
Scott Charles is the Trauma Outreach Coordinator at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. When patients arrive at the hospital with gunshot wounds, Scott goes to their bedsides after surgery to talk to them about changing their lives. His work is part of a program he created with trauma surgeon Amy Goldberg. Aaron also talks with Chinika Perez, a 27-year-old mother of two who survived being shot last summer. Also in this episode: an E.R. doctor on what it's like to give unwelcome news to family, and the day she got such news herself.
Diane Benscoter joined the Unification Church when she was 17. She soon believed that the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was the Messiah. She stayed with the cult for 5 years. Her distraught parents eventually hired a deprogrammer to de-brainwash her. It worked, and Diane became a deprogrammer herself. Also: an injured vet takes to the ski slopes.
In late April, more than 1,100 garment workers were killed when the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed. Labor activist Kalpona Akter has come from Bangladesh to attend the June 7 Walmart shareholders meeting in Arkansas, where she'll try to convince shareholders that Walmart must protect the safety of factory workers.