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Elizabeth Hawkins

Staff Chaplain

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since 2020, Elizabeth Hawkins has served as a staff chaplain at St. Jude. After earning her Master of Divinity in 2009, she completed a chaplain residency and a second-year fellowship focusing on end-of-life spirituality at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Board Certified by BCCi, Hawkins is passionate about exploring the integration of religion and spirituality within the medical context.

Posts by Elizabeth Hawkins

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Mindfulness and Spiritual Care for Kids in the Hospital

by Elizabeth Hawkins September 12, 2023

Chaplain Elizabeth Hawkins uses mindfulness, meditation, and spiritual care to help children and families in the hospital. Learn how these techniques can help your child.

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Be Kind to Yourself During the Holidays, Especially If You’re Grieving

by Elizabeth Hawkins December 2, 2021

If you are spending the holidays with an empty chair at the dinner table, remember to be kind with yourself as you process grief.

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