NPHI President Leads American Society on Aging’s Fall 2022 Generations Journal

Death, Dying, and Grief Are More Than 5-Letter Words

October 20, 2022 – Washington, DC – This week, the American Society on Aging released their Fall 2022 edition of the Generations Journal, a quarterly journal devoted to timely, valuable perspectives on a specific topic in the field of aging, with an emphasis on practice, research, and policy. Carole Fisher, National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) President was selected as this edition’s Guest Editor. She was given this honor for her expertise and prominence within the palliative care space and curated this issue around the theme of ‘death and dying.’

“I’m honored to be the guest editor of the Fall 2022 Generations Journal, which focuses on death and dying,” Carole Fisher states. “Reading and learning about these often uncomfortable and complicated concepts in such a high caliber publication is significant, and it is my hope that this issue will lead to more conversations around these topics. The process of creating this journal has truly aligned with my unwavering commitment to be part of the solution in end-of-life care.”

ASA Editorial Director Alison Biggar noted that Carole is “laser-focused on helping people die with meaning.” The articles and authors chosen for the Fall 2022 edition include a range of “emotionally intelligent and illuminating” themes to spark conversation and help facilitate discussions about the various aspects of death and dying:

  • Living Life to Its Fullest
    • The Power of Intergenerational Connection; By Maurya Cockrell
    • Resilience Through Retirement; By Tamara Statz
    • Does Faith Flourish or Falter at the End of Life?; By Donna Gayles
    • Social Connection in Older Age; By Edward Garcia
  • Innovations, Trends, and Opportunities
    • The Intersection Between Substance Use in Older Adults and Palliative Care; By Adam Rzetelny and Steven Passik
    • The Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Medicine for Aging Populations; By Manish Agrawal
    • The End-of-Life Doula; By Merilynne Rush
  • Leaving No One Behind
    • Loss Beyond the Bedside; By Christopher Kerr
    • Prioritizing Health Equity in Palliative and End-of-Life Care; By Lisa Marsh Ryerson
    • Advance Care Planning Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian People; By R. Turner Goins, Elizabeth Anderson, Emily Haozous, and Caitrin Doyle
    • Finding Peace at the End of Life; By Mike Milward

“My wish is that this issue of Generations Journal furthers the conversation and helps to facilitate discussions about the various aspects of death and dying. More importantly, I hope readers take away that death and grief are not an exact science but instead manifest in entirely different ways for different people,” Carole adds.

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of nearly 100 not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values and preferences. Representing providers from 35 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care. Learn more about NPHI at