Kathy Kastner

Virtual Coach, Author, and Patient Educator in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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My role is to help you or someone you care for understand what it takes to have the best possible end-of-life experience.

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It's often overwhelming for non-healthcare professionals to make sense of decisions that can come up as life winds down.

My recipe for making this emotional topic easier to digest: I crack open medical jargon, add a healthy measure of context a dollop of insight and sprinkling of humour.

My blog, BestEndings.com shares what I've learned - including my own end-of-life intention: to Exit Laughing, which just happens to be the title of TEDtalk


"Death Kills..and other things I've learned on the internet" is the cheeky title of my eBook.

BestEndings cited in British Medical Journal: Electronic Palliative Care Coordination

Patient Advisor International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians

Selected for Scholarship: California Compassionate Choices Summit

Guest Blogger: Mayo Center for Innovation

Patient Partner, International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP)

Patient Ambassador, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): •International Conference on Communications in Healthcare; •California Coalition for Compassionate Care; •Health Literacy Annual Research Conference;

Workshop: Health Literacy and End of Life Planning – Institute for Healthcare Advancement

Presenter: Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference, Public Health and Palliative Care Conference

TEDtalk: Exit Laughing

ePatient Scholar Stanford MedicineX

Presenter: Stanford Patients 2.0

Twitter influencer, Journal of Medical Internet Research :

Published author (peer-reviewed journals)r

Public Member Palliative and Supportive Care Steering Committee, WestPark Health Center

Social Media Panelist, Journal Of Palliative Medicine

Advisory Board and Workshop, Pain Management, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Advisory:

Public Member College of Occupational Therapists

Federal Innovation Grant Awardee: BestEndings.com

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