Lee Goldberg directs Pew’s improving end-of-life care project, which works to advance policies that help people receive high-quality health care near the end of their lives. Before coming to Pew, Goldberg was vice president for health policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance, where he wrote extensively on options for addressing the financing of long-term supports and services, the development of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, and the impact of hospital consolidation on health care markets. Goldberg received a master’s degree in international economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from George Washington University. He is a member of the California bar.
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Y. Khalid Siddiq is a physician who moved to the United States from Pakistan 40 years ago. He has been an active member of Al-Farooq Masjid, the largest mosque in Atlanta, for more than 35 years, serving as its director and now overseeing outreach programs and education. Read More
For more than five years, the Rev. Wendy Fenn served as the associate pastor for congregational life at the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. The church provides a variety of end-of-life planning resources to its 1,500 members, including guidance on hospice care, legal and financial planning, and funeral and burial services. It even has a guide, “Preparing for End of Life: Easing the Way... Read More
Advance care planning is a process that allows an individual to discuss and document his or her preferences and values regarding medical care in the case of a serious or life-limiting disease. This medical and legal process seeks to ensure that patients receive the care they want in the setting of their choice. It may also reduce stress on family members and avoid conflict among them. Ideally,... Read More