We’re with you on your final journey

Dr. Bob Uslander, MD, has practiced medicine for 35 years. As an Emergency Physician for 25 years, Bob witnessed the gaps in our healthcare system firsthand. Over the years, his growing concern about patients’ quality of life and ability to influence their own treatment drove him to transition to Palliative and Hospice Care. Over the past ten years, his practice of Palliative and End of Life Care has focused not just on the physical needs of his patients, but also on their emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs. He is passionate about eliminating the fear that keeps people from experiencing peace and joy at any stage of life.

Elizabeth Uslander, MSW MTS, has refined her expertise as a Spiritual Counselor and Medical Social Worker through decades of education and experience supporting people through the challenges of life’s major transitions. All too often she witnessed the obstacles the people she served encountered in their search for whole-person, trauma-informed, culturally-competent care. Elizabeth is motivated to ensure agency and dignity for all in hopes of creating a new paradigm of Healthcare—one that allows for the needs of each person and their loved ones to be heard and honored. Her greatest gift is transforming the pain of grief into the possibility of life.

When Bob and Elizabeth met, they realized they had a shared responsibility to transform Palliative, End of Life, and Grief Care for all. Empowered Endings was born.

Empowered Endings brings together Bob and Elizabeth’s experience and vision with the skills and expertise of like-minded professionals in many fields. Our goal is to ensure that patients and their loved ones always have access to an Empowered End of Life Experience where their decisions, goals and dignity are honored.

We also seek to transform the way the Western world thinks about and deals with End of Life Care. We believe that by planning, listening, and honoring the wishes of the people in their final chapter, and their loved ones, we can rewrite the tragic narrative associated with death.

Bob and Elizabeth are just very gentle souls. There was no pressure and shared with my wife Rachel and I the many options you have to consider. It felt just like someone putting their arms around you.

[Dr. Bill Parker]

For us as a family, Bob and Elizabeth gave us the tranquility and support that we needed at that moment. It made a total difference in the way my Dad passed away. It allowed me to be the daughter and not a nurse.

[Eva Goldstein]