End-of-Life Experts Call for Expansion of Patient-Centered, Goal-Concordant Care

A deadly worldwide pandemic has helped to expose pitfalls in a broken health care system, drawing increased awareness and attention around the delivery of serious illness and end-of-life care, according to hospice and palliative care experts speaking at End Well’s Take 10 virtual conference. The virus has claimed more than 1.6 million lives globally since […]

End Well Founder: Funding and Staff Support Needed to Weather COVID-19

Expanded hospice and palliative care training opportunities and increased federal assistance are necessary to weather pandemic-related storms, according to Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., an internist practicing medicine at Crossover Health in San Francisco and founder of the organization End Well. The magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic has exposed deficiencies throughout the United States health care system, […]

Episode #3: Shoshana Ungerleider, Founder, End Well

Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., is an internist practicing medicine at Crossover Health in San Francisco, founder of the organization End Well, and executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated end-of-life documentaries Extremis and End Game. She spoke with Hospice News about her experiences as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned about end-of-life care […]

End Well Sponsors Competition for Serious Illness, Senior Care Start-Ups

Trusty Care, a New York City-based firm that offers health care and financial planning solutions for seniors facing serious illness, has obtained more than $25,000 worth of free legal services through a competition organized by End Well, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the end-of-life experience in the U.S. health care system. End Well sponsored […]

Changemakers: End Well Founder Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D.

Shoshana Ungerleider, M.D., is an internist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated end-of-life documentaries Extremis and End Game. Ungerleider founded End Well, an organization with the mission of creating a cultural shift to normalize discussions about the end of life with the goal of improving quality […]

Cleveland Clinic’s Perez-Protto: Standardize Advance Care Planning

Anesthesiologist and intensivist Silvia Perez-Protto, M.D., is leading the charge to standardize advance care planning processes in her institution. At Cleveland Clinic, she is director of the Center for End of Life Care and a faculty member at the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication. The center’s objective is to standardize advance care planning and […]

Cambia’s Peggy Maguire: Palliative Care Supports Economic Sustainability

Peggy Maguire, president of Cambia Health Foundation, oversees the philanthropic arm of Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions, an enterprise that includes more than 20 companies with the mission to improve the economic sustainability of the health care system. During her tenure, Maguire helped transform the foundation from a regional grant-making institution to an investor in […]

Improving Health Literacy Could Boost Access to Hospice, Palliative Care

A lack of health literacy may pose a barrier to patients receiving hospice or palliative care, including delaying their entry into hospice. Patients who lack an understanding of health care information or terminology, do not understand their own illnesses, or who misconstrue the nature of hospice or palliative care may lack the necessary tools to […]