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This publication was produced by Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care, a National Program Office of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, directed by Ira Byock, MD. Primary authors of this report are:
Larry Beresford
Ira Byock, MD, Director
Jeanne Sheils Twohig, MPA, Deputy Director
The authors thank Yvonne J. Corbeil for editorial assistance. We extend special appreciation to the individuals and colleagues in the projects mentioned who gave their time to provide information for this report.

About the Artist
Deidre Schererís fabric and thread images on aging have appeared in over one hundred individual and group shows throughout the United States and internationally, including her solo exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Her work has been featured extensively in publications and on covers including the best-selling, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple.

With a Fine Arts Fellowship from the Open Society Instituteís Project on Death in America, Scherer completed six life-size panels, Surrounded by Family and Friends. In this series, as in her past artwork, Scherer raises societal awareness concerning aging and dying. For more information, visit:

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