Redwing Keyssar, RN is a Palliative Care Director, author, educator, national presenter, and frequent contributor to the public debate about palliative care. Redwing offers her perspective to individuals and groups who are interested in examining the junction between our relationship to living fully and our understanding of impermanence, or those desiring to explore the changes needed in our healthcare system to better serve us all at the end of life.

Redwing has traversed an amazing 25+ year journey during the infancy and evolution of palliative care. Her intention in becoming a nurse was to be a midwife to the dying and tend to the critically and terminally ill. As her career migrated from oncology to critical care to hospice and palliative care, her own cancer diagnosis thrust her into the world of her patients’ experiences, and to facing her own mortality. Redwing now serves as the Director of a unique community based Palliative Care Program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services in San Francisco.


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“Let us change the face of dying in our culture from one of fear and anxiety to one of acceptance and compassion.
Inevitable as death is for all beings, let us work to create experiences that are positive, potent, and transformational.”

–Judith Redwing Keyssar

(from her award winning book, Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedside of the Dying)


 Compassionate Care
Leadership Awards

Recognizes Redwing Keyssar
for Outstanding Service

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California honored Judith Redwing Keyssar, RN with a 2015 Compassionate Care Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who is changing the way we care for seriously ill people or those approaching the end of life. The award was presented at the 2015 CCCC 7th Annual Summit on Palliative Care: A Call to Action in Sacramento. Read More



Lisa's Hearth
Oakland Hills
Wednesday October 26, 2016

Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying
with Judith Redwing Keyssar
Cost $25, includes signed copy of “Last Acts of Kindness-Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying” by Judith Redwing Keyssar
Space limited. Payment and registration required in advance to reserve spot.
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