Publications & Awards

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   “The science of hope”
Lancet Oncology
September 2020

 

 

Just In Time For The Holidays: The Innovation Of Hope”
FORBES
November 2020

 

n 2011, the Honorable Shimon Peres selected our chairman, Professor Ben Corn, to receive the Presidential Citation for Volunteerism in recognition of profound impact on improved quality of life for patients and their families.

 

 

Subsequently, in 2018, Professor Corn received the Sylvan Adams Builders of Zion Award for Medicine and Science at a ceremony at the Knesset.

 

In October, 2020 Life’s Door was recognized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption with Prof. Corn being selected as one of 5 exemplary “Olim” for the organization’s impact on health and wellbeing in Israeli society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation Project

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You have insured your future, planned for education, secured your material assets health care.
Have you insured your future quality of life?
Have you given thought to the values that give your life meaning?
Have you considered how health care decision-making might impact on how you live?

Health care decisions are often complex and frightening. But these decisions will likely effect how you will live your life till the very last day. Others may need to make these decisions on your behalf. Have you discussed your wishes about health care decisions with the people closest to you? If not, you may be forfeiting the opportunity to choose the care you will be given.

The Conversation Project (TCP) is a caring, and life-enriching process, which guides you in clarifying important issues around the complex areas of health care decision-making. Often, challenges arise when it is “too late” to make your wishes known …This tragedy can be avoided.

Life’s Door, in collaboration with The Conversation Project* in the United States offers a supportive experience to explore critical health care choices. TCP breaks the barrier of silence that interferes with providing value-based caring for you as your health needs may change.

Do not wait to have THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATION OF YOUR LIFE. Do it for yourself… do it for your loved ones. Do it today! Have The Conversation…and invite others to join.

*Life’s Door is proud to have been selected as the first organization to launch The Conversation Project outside of the USA

To download The Conversation Project kit click here

To complete your advanced medical directives in the USA click here

To sign on a medical power of attorney is Israel click here

Hope in FORBES

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Hopetimize™

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Hopetimize is our new, dynamic, digital hope enhancement platform that is positioned to transform the way people around the world confront life’s challenges, aging and illness.

Rigorous research is investigating the impact of our personalized, cost-effective, interactive tool to determine quality of life, longevity, and compassionate care. Hopetimize ™    offers the physician, the patient, and the caregiver effective health care management and decision making.

Hopetimize ™ is continuously being validated by leading international health care and scientific forums, and it is already impacting tens of thousands of patients and professionals.

The Science of Hope

Our Hopetimize platform is rooted in “hope theory” as posited by Professor Rick Snyder from the University of Kansas, who portrayed hope as a goal-oriented cognitive construct with affective and behavioral implications.

Within this framework, hope is predicated on three components: establishment of plausible goals, creation of pathways to reach those goals, and motivation to set out on such a journey.

For the first time, thanks to the efforts of Life’s Door, Snyder’s paradigm is being comprehensively applied to the holistic care of patients, elderly citizens and their families. In doing so, Life’s Door programs galvanize patients to be more motivated to implement wise lifestyle changes, to keep up with their treatment and well-being regime, and to achieve proactive QOL goals.

Our Digital Platform

We are presently transferring our hope enhancement intervention to a completely digital platform, and are about to launch an innovative approach that will transform the way people around the world confront and experience aging, illness, and end of life.

We have called this initiative “ Hopetimize ™ ”.
Hopetimize ™ is a word-contraction that implies harnessing the many merits of realistic hope to optimize life.

The Hopetimize program is being offered to health-care providers, care-givers, and volunteers in an effort to modulate hopefulness. We have observed that our tool minimizes staff burnout, and improves QOL for participants trained in “hope enhancement”. We are also exploring the potential for the Hopetimize platform to improve adherence to treatment interventions.

As we stand at the dawn of this hope-enhancement breakthrough, we are excited to build on collaborative partnerships to further research the potentially transformative impact of the Hopetimize intervention, and its positive effects.

What We Can Do For Your Organization

We have observed that Hopetimize ™ minimizes staff burnout, and improves quality of life for participants trained in “hope enhancement”. It galvanizes the members of any type of organization to be more motivated, to implement wise lifestyle changes, and to achieve proactive goals.

We invite collaborative partnerships in which we share our unique, transformative hope-enhancement knowledge and experience, and the use of our Hopetimize ™ digital technology.

We will tailor-make our Hopetimize ™ introductory and training package to meet your goals and requirements, and to cater for your unique organizational values, expectations, and practices.

Please take a look below at our menu of products and services, and contact us to explore the benefits that Hopetimize ™ could offer your team.

 

Hopetimize ™ Professionals Training Program

We are offering a range of lectures, seminars, workshops, and certifications to the health care, community, commercial, and educational sectors, to empower your professionals and volunteers to have greater impact through our hope optimization approach.

LEVEL 1

Customized Hopetimize ™ Keynote Lecture- zoom or live

OR

Hopetimize ™ Introductory Workshop

OR

Hopetimize ™ Motivational Experience

LEVEL 2

Hopetimize ™ Workshop for Professionals

LEVEL 3

Certified Hopetimize ™ Facilitator Training

 

Hopetimize ™ Your Organization

A holistic, transformative initiative to integrate Hopetimize ™ theory, language, methodology, tools, and practice into the core of your organizational culture.

LEVEL 1

Customized inspirational Introductory Hopetimize ™ Lecture- Zoom or live

LEVEL 2

  • Series of customized Hopetimize team workshops.
  • Series of customized “ Hopetimize ™ Your Life” workshops for individuals.

 

Hopetimize ™ Your Community

Enhance and upgrade the function, culture, and advancement of your community’s individual and collective identity with our Hopetimize ™ mutual enrichment program.

LEVEL 1

Customized inspirational introductory Hopetimize ™ Lecture- Zoom or live

LEVEL 2

Series of customized Hopetimize training seminars for professional personnel.

OR

Series of customized of “Hopetimize ™ Your Life” workshops for lay members.

Please email  hopetimize@lifesdoor.org

 

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PROGRAMS & TRAINING

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The Hope Enhancement Project

The Hope Enhancement Project  offers a new model for living.

Patients and their families are often stressed, and may be filled with despair and fear. Health care professionals and caregivers who support people with illness and throughout aging, experience burnout and compassion fatigue.

The Hope Enhancement Project  is an innovative and practical tool to set attainable goals. Users are able to harness inner strength to face obstacles presented by the life challenges of illness and aging – thereby fostering hopefulness and improving quality of life.

The Hope Enhancement Project:  Opening a new, and hope-filled, horizon throughout the journey of illness and toward life’s end.

This program is supported by the Naomi Foundation the Albert and Yetta Lupine Foundation and other generous donors.

HOPE Enhancement – Hope for All

Training facilitators from the Bedouin community in the Hope Enhancement tool in order to support and empower women with low socioeconomic background in the Bedouin community. In collaboration with Ajik organization in the Negev.

The generous support of the DEAR Foundation has made this happen.

The Conversation Project

You have insured your future, planned for education, secured your material assets health care.
Have you insured your future quality of life?
Have you given thought to the values ​​that give your life meaning?
Have you considered how health care decision-making might impact on how you live?

Health care decisions are often complex and frightening. But these decisions will likely effect how you will live your life till the very last day. Others may need to make these decisions on your behalf. Have you discussed your wishes about health care decisions with the people closest to you? If not, you may be forfeiting the opportunity to choose the care you will be given.

The Conversation Project (TCP)  is a caring, and life-enriching process, which guides you in clarifying important issues around the complex areas of health care decision-making. Often, challenges arise when it is “too late” to make your wishes known… This tragedy can be avoided.

Life’s Door , in collaboration with The Conversation Project * in the United States offers a supportive experience to explore critical health care choices. TCP breaks the barrier of silence that interferes with providing value-based caring for you as your health needs may change.

Do not wait to have  THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATION OF YOUR LIFE . Do it for yourself… do it for your loved ones. Do it today! Have The Conversation… and invite others to join.

* Life’s Door is proud to have been selected as the first organization to launch The Conversation Project outside of the USA

TO DOWNLOAD THE CONVERSATION PROJECT KIT  CLICK HERE

TO COMPLETE YOUR ADVANCED MEDICAL DIRECTIVES IN THE USA  CLICK HERE

TO SIGN ON A MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY IS ISRAEL  CLICK HERE

Maalot-Dignity 

Advancing compassionate caring for patients, families and healthcare professionals in geriatric and hospital settings. State of the art tools and skill building in Hope Enhancement combat compassion fatigue and improve quality of care.

This initiative is generously supported by The Dalia & Eli Horowitz Foundation, The Ted Arison Foundation and Friends of Poriah.

 

B’Gisha Ishit

A training intervention process which provides healthcare professionals in medical and geriatric centers with practical tools for implementation to improve “Patient centered care”. The program incorporates tools for communication, self-awareness and self-care for enhanced coping with the clinical challenges healthcare teams face on a daily basis.

Active sites: Hadassah Mount Scopus, Shamir-Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Barzilai Medical Center, Neot Haifa Geriatric Center, Nesher Medical-Geriatric Center, Amal Geriatric Center-Tiberius, Kiryat Menachem Geriatric Center-Jerusalem, Bet Hamarpeh Geriatric Center-Gedera.

This project is generously supported by Teva Pharmaceuticals, UJA Foundation of NY, Migdal Insurance, Horowitz Family Foundation, Rochlin Foundation.

LEADING THE HOPEFULNESS REVOLUTION

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The Pamm Gross Kahane Healthcare Research Institute (PGKHRI)  

studies human suffering and loss, and formally documents how best to address these human conditions.

Life’s Door’s goal is to affect behaviors in medical practice that facilitate hope, meaning and resilience for patients, their families, and healthcare professionals. The Institute seeks to offer compelling, innovative solutions.

PGKHRI honors the memory and legacy of Pamm Gross Kahane and her approach to life and to illness – which she displayed and shared in her professional role as a nurse, and as a volunteer who supported patients and families within the Life’s Door community

PGKHRI  Values: 

Enhancing Compassion and Hope, Commitment to Excellence, Partnership and Collaboration, Integrity and Transparency .

PGKHRI  shares information and insights, provides leadership, and works in collaboration on multiple initiatives. These relationships allow the PGKHRI to gather “big data” and my knowledge to develop state of the art models and measure their effectiveness.

AT THE EPICENTER OF GLOBAL MEDICAL INNOVATION

In an effort to foster this global collaborative, Life’s Door has convened global leaders and thinkers in health care, education, science, community, philanthropy and private industry, and we have created our international Scientific Advisory Board.

Life’s Door’s distinguished international Scientific Advisory Board represents leading organizations, and is working in collaboration with:

Tel Aviv University, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, MD Anderson, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) groups of NRG, and The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG).

It has been immersed in the rigorous study of the science of hope, and its role as a mediator in wellbeing and health care improvement.

With access to world-leading technology, a proven aptitude to develop solutions, and our long standing collaborations with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) groups of NRG and The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), we are about to launch an innovation to transform the way people around the world confront and experience illness.

Our prestigious faculty is led by:

  • Professor Ben Corn, MD – Deputy Director of Shaare Zedek Cancer Center & Chair of Life’s Door
  • Professor Dan Ariely, PhD – Global Leader in Behavioral Economics
  • Professor Malka Margalit, PhD – Recipient of the Israel Prize for Research in Education.
  • Professor David B. Feldman, PhD – Chairman of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University
  • Professor Tom Smith, MD – Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

VOLUNTEER EMPOWERMENT

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Want to offer real and lasting hope to those in need?

Looking for personal growth and an opportunity to give back to the community? Join our meaningful and life-changing volunteer initiative.

Thousands of seniors and those in high risk groups are being reached out to through compassionate calls made by volunteers of the Hope Responders Volunteer Hotline which was born at the height of the Covid-19 crisis in order to address those who may have been forgotten and face isolation and loneliness.

Our “ Hope Responders ” project has so far recruited, trained, and connected over 700 volunteers to thousands of seniors in need to provide comfort, care, connectivity and hopefulness throughout these lonely times, in spite of physical distance. Our volunteers are all ages, from across the country, and with various backgrounds. They dedicate their time to hold meaningful conversations with seniors in need about their family, life and fears, as well as worries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Life’s Door initiative has attracted major companies in Israel to provide their employees with an option to connect to seniors in need, and to support their communities, which they can do during work hours. Companies like Coca-Cola, Salesforce, Kornit Digital and Amnir have joined our existing volunteer force of healthcare professionals, students, and olim (new immigrants).

If you would like to volunteer, we invite you to contact us. We will connect you with those who need hope and a listening ear and hope, so we can help them through these hard times.

A specialized training for Russian speaking volunteers to reach out to the Russian speaking elderly living in public housing who are battling with loneliness has been launched in collaboration with Matav Association for the Elderly and with the generous support of Bituah Leumi- The Israel Social Welfare Institute.

To volunteer –  click here

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