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The best of care, the worst of care

  • Featuring: Gary Ettinger
  • Date Submitted: May 17, 2019
  • Location: California

Gary and Jackie Ettinger were married for 46 years. In the autumn of 2015, while they were making plans for their retirement, Jackie was diagnosed with liver cancer. The ensuing journey was marked by compassionate, whole-person care, as well as transactional, dysfunctional care. Edit credit: Sean Collins


  • Gary Ettinger
  • Patient experince
  • Cancer
  • Whole-person care
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care