A Message from our Founders:
Everyone deserves a “soft landing.” We are committed to shifting the paradigm of end of life care so that a gentle and dignified ending is the rule, not the exception.
The Empowered Endings Foundation is a non-profit organization established to provide access to the support and guidance foundational to creating an Empowered End of Life Experience for all.
We are honored by your interest in this cause. Every contribution to our community is an invaluable support to our movement. To learn more or offer support, please connect with us by sharing your contact information below.
Access to unbiased education, advocacy and resources to optimize the hospice experience
End of Life Options Hotline
Access to expert counseling and guidance regarding End of Life Options
Medical Empowered Endings Hotline
Access to information, resources and financial support in considering California’s Medical Empowered Endings process
Dr. Bob and Elizabeth Uslander founded the Empowered Endings Foundation to ensure access to an Empowered End of Life Experience for all. They share a passion for honoring dignity and choice in life and death, which serves as the foundation for all of their work.
Elizabeth’s expertise in the fields of grief, end of life, family and spirituality is shaped by decades of education and experience in ministry and social work, combined with her personal journey of healing. She founded her counseling practice, Voyages, to provide transformational support not traditionally available in the medical model.
Dr. Bob’s expertise culminates from 30 years as an emergency medicine, palliative care and hospice physician. His personal journey with loss of patients, friends and family informs and inspires his commitment to filling the gaps in our broken healthcare system.
In 2016, Dr. Bob founded Integrated MD Care, an innovative medical practice designed to fill those gaps. Elizabeth joined the practice the following year, at which point they co-created their “Medicine for the Body and the Soul” model of End of Life Care. Together, they have guided and cared for hundreds of patients and families in their Empowered End of Life Experiences.
Dr. Bob and Elizabeth’s partnership has since blossomed into a marriage of their hearts and minds, culminating in the creation of Empowered Endings and The Empowered Endings Foundation, with a combined mission of improving End of Life Care for all, by empowering patients, families, healthcare providers and institutions to soothe the fear and suffering that too often afflicts the dying and grieving process.