Honoring Our Jewish Community

For more than 40 years through Suncoast Hospice, Empath Health has recognized the importance of meeting everyone’s individual needs. We care for and comfort a person’s whole well-being in honor of faith, culture and care wishes.

Best Practices
Our focus is to raise awareness and use of living wills and other advance directives among the Jewish community, which traditionally has had a nation-wide low participation rate with advance care planning.

In December 2017 we completed a research study, The Advance Care Planning Process with the Jewish Community, through the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association. This has helped us identify barriers, develop best practices and specialized materials, hold community workshops and presentations, as well as educate our care teams.

Contact Us
To learn more about our Empath Health services, please contact our Jewish Community Specialist Kelly Siegel at (727) 523-4194 or KellySiegel@EmpathHealth.org.

Resources:

Sage Voices

Sage Voices

A collection of brief videos on Advance Care Planning topics: artificial nutrition, do not resuscitate (DNR), life support, organ donation, and palliative care, featuring rabbis and religious leaders who are affiliated with What Matters.