As a part of our interview series with industry leaders, End Well spoke with Child Life Specialist, Michelle Hug.


A round-up of some of the year’s most thought-provoking and inspiring pieces on the end-of-life experience.

1. Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss

At the beginning of the year, award-winning poet Mary Oliver died from lymphoma at the age of 83. Much of Oliver’s work explored spirituality and mortality through the lens of the natural world. Oliver on death: “When it’s over, I want to say all…



Death ignorance can leave us scrambling when the time comes.


Left: Brad Wolfe // Right: Dr. Jeannie Blaustein co-founders of Reimagine

Families deserve palliative support, too. Especially in situations where patients are too young to help loved ones navigate the progression of serious or terminal illness.

Jeremy Pivor (center) pictured with his brain tumor walk team


eCaregiver Aisha Adkins with her mother and father. Aisha is a full-time caregiver for her mother who has dementia. (Photo courtesy of Love Not Lost.)


Photo of Leilani Graham


Photo of Ilana and her father


From every loss in Amanda Carr’s life has come a deeper understanding of the dying experience and a greater appreciation for life.

Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

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