Advance Care Planning Services
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About

We lead conversations about advance care planning — and teach professionals to do the same.

We believe that the right care is the care the individual really wants.

Most advance care planning is specifically focused on the very end of life. At Living Well, we believe this should be part of a broader conversation. Our focus is helping our clients, whether adults or professionals who work with them, address what matters most. This is an opportunity for everybody to talk about how to live well in later life.

Niel Rosen, JD, PhD, Founder & Director

Niel is dedicated to compassionate advance care planning and person-centered care, focused on each individual’s personal goals and unique perspective on what makes life worth living.

He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Program Director for Professionalism, Ethics and Humanities at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Niel is also certified by Respecting Choices as an advance care planning facilitator and trainer.

Niel consults with adults, their families, and professionals. When working with professionals, he helps them find language that is honest about mortality and consistent with their professional commitments and goals. With individuals and families, Niel helps them focus on quality of life and come together to support each other.

The goal is to help individuals live as well as they can for as long they can. Niel looks forward to helping you achieve that goal.

Education and Training

  • PhD in Philosophy, Catholic University of America
  • JD, George Washington University
  • Trained in clinical ethics at Washington Hospital Center
  • Completed workshops in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University and bioethics at Johns Hopkins University
  • Certified as an Advance Care Planning Facilitator and Trainer by Respecting Choices®, an evidence-based and patient-centered advance care planning program

Teaching and Consulting Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Program Director for Professionalism, Ethics and Humanities
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Rowan University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Provides ethics consultations to medical professionals, hospitals, and organizations
  • Taught at the medical schools of both Georgetown and Howard Universities and worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Taught courses in the history of philosophy and bioethics at Catholic, Marymount and American Universities
Niel Rosen, JD, PhD, Founder & Director
I am a philosopher in residence at a medical school. That’s not my official title, but it describes who I am. I believe that advance care planning helps people work together to develop treatment plans that fit who the patient is as a person.
— Niel Rosen