The Wall Street Journal has published an article by Katy Butler, "Preparing for a Good End of Life," featuring JAHF-supported programs and staff member, Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN.
Butler, in an essay adapted from her upcoming book, writes about what she learned from interviewing experts about the health-care system and how to prepare for a good end of life. She explains palliative care and programs like PACE (the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), which have been supported by the Foundation.
Amy Berman, JAHF senior program officer, shared perspectives from her own experience living with stage IV cancer, saying she was aiming for a “Niagara Falls trajectory.” She’s kept working, ridden a jet ski to the Statue of Liberty, written for the Washington Post, watched her daughter graduate from college and gone snowmobiling in Iceland. “Most doctors,” she says, “focus only on length of life. That’s not my only metric.”