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Best 9 Hospice and End of Life Articles of 2019

A round-up of some of the year’s most thought-provoking and inspiring pieces on the end-of-life experience. The relevance of the proverbial five stages of grief was challenged, and new aspects of our relationship with grief were explored. Research on dying furthered our understanding of consciousness and connection at the end of life. Advancements in policy […]

You’re Invited! End Well Lunchtime Community Meet-Ups

Please join your fellow attendees to converse, connect and conspire during our lunchtime Community Meet-ups at End Well 2019. Organized by color for attendees around the five pillars of End Well’s work, these informal gatherings will be spread throughout the venue and beyond offering attendees and speakers the opportunity to chew on the big and […]

Let’s Talk About Death, Baby

Death ignorance can leave us scrambling when the time comes. By Lisa O’Leary, End Well eCaregiver When my husband Patrick was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer in 2014, I had never watched someone die. I did not know what it looked like, what it sounded like, or what the progression would be. After his diagnosis, I […]

End Well Industry Leader Q&A on the value of exploring death while celebrating life with Reimagine…

As a part of our interview series with industry leaders, End Well spoke with Reimagine founder’s Brad Wolfe and Dr. Jeannie Blaustein Left: Brad Wolfe // Right: Dr. Jeannie Blaustein co-founders of Reimagine Before becoming a nonprofit, Reimagine was initially inspired by OpenIDEO’s End of Life Challenge and was led by Brad as part of […]

Dying a Good Death: My Father’s Non-Linear Journey

By Ilana Shapiro Yahdav, MPA, ACGRS; End Well eCaregiver “Time is non-linear. I’ll always be with you.” My dad repeated many times to my mother, brothers and me, when he learned that he had terminal cancer and approximately six months to live. Photo of Ilana and her father Glioblastoma Multiforme. Those two words still make me […]

Lessons for the Living from the Dying

From every loss in Amanda Carr’s life has come a deeper understanding of the dying experience and a greater appreciation for life. By Amanda L. Carr, End Well eCaregiver Death and grief are often viewed in a negative light. We cope with them from a reactionary place, and they are subjects that we prefer to deflect, […]