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By Ann Neumann

Susie Cushner studied to be a death doula three years ago, after a series of personal tragedies precipitated a move across the country. The training started her on a path of self discovery she desperately needed, she told me last week in a cafe in Brooklyn, New York. A photographer by training, she recently founded the Palliative Care Education Initiative to raise awareness of palliative services, a medical specialty that grew out of hospice more than a decade ago and aims to treat suffering patients who may not yet qualify for hospice. Read more →