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Althea Halchuck

Althea Halchuck, EJD, CT, BCPA, founder of Ending Well! Patient Advocacy, LLC, is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) focusing on end-of-life planning, counseling, and education, aiming to help people have a “good death.” She earned an Executive Juris Doctor in Health Law in 2012 and has been a professional mediator for 18 years. A bedside hospice volunteer for 16 years, she earned a Thanatology Certification in 2015, which prepares individuals to work with the terminally ill, the bereaved and provide death education and resources. She earned Certificates as a Facilitator in Advance Care Planning from Respecting Choices® and offers classes on advance care planning and surrogacy in community settings. In 2021 she became Final Exit Network’s Surrogate Consultant, where she counsels healthcare surrogates, medical POA’s and hospital staff on thorny advance directive and clinical ethics issues.