living your best to the end
About BestEndings Founder, Kathy Kastner





About BestEndings Founder, Kathy Kastner

Award-winning television producer and reporter, Kathy Kastner’s interest in having the best possible ending blossomed as her beloved father-in-law began to decline. Armed with research chops, relentless curiosity, a conversational writing style and a keen sense of humour – she turned her energies to finding what regular people needed to prepare for a ‘best ending.’

Having established herself as the leading ‘layperson’ bringing perspective to the end of life journey, Kastner continues to find ways to fill communication gaps between health care professionals and their patients and families.

Her latest offering: Virtual Coaching Explained

via Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime or phone

•Patient Advisor International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians
•TEDtalk: Exit Laughing
•Stanford MedicineX ePatient Scholar
•Stanford Patients 2.0 presenter
•Published author (peer-reviewed journals)
•Keynote Speaker
•Public Member Palliative and Supportive Care Steering Committee, WestPark Health Center
• Social Media Panelist, Journal Of Palliative Medicine
•Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Advisory
•Public Member College of Occupational Therapists
•Federal Innovation Grant Awardee:



Panelist on Caregiving

Panelist on Care-Giving television show