What Matters to Patients at the End of Life? Join the Conversation
June 21, 2022
Dr. Anastasia Young recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Nurse Practitioner specializing in adult and gerontology primary care. Her commitment to merging interfaith work and healthcare began in college when she double majored in nursing and religion after witnessing Muslim and Hindu women create a clinic for their community. The women spoke about how their faith traditions called them to work together and how their different beliefs strengthened the care they provided. Young continued to bridge her twin vocations as an Interfaith Scholar at Concordia College as well as a Peace Scholar in Norway. In 2018, Young co-created the Interfaith Healthcare Cohort for IFYC alumni (now Interfaith America Emerging Leaders) to further develop healthcare-specific interfaith skills. In 2021, Anastasia was an Interfaith Innovation Fellow and worked on a project to equip healthcare providers with resources and tools needed to incorporate patients’ beliefs into their care.