Robert Cowgill, MD was a hospice pioneer in Atlanta, Georgia as well as an oncology surgeon and hospice medical director. He adopted a holistic approach to helping his cancer patients by incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Cowgill was featured on local and national television and in the press, addressing breast cancer issues as well as performing Healing Touch therapy on patients. After his death in 2006, his wife Christine continued his plans to write the end-of-life care book he started.
Christine Cowgill, MS, CRC, is a certified rehabilitation counselor who has worked for over ten years in the area of medical and vocational case management. Christine was honored as an individual winner by the Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games for assisting in organizing the first Meals on Wheels route to persons with AIDS in her county. She is also a licensed life and health insurance agent. Christine seeks to make positive social change in the area of end-of-life care through raising awareness and increasing mandatory training for our upcoming physicians and nurses in the areas of palliative, emotional and spiritual care to the dying.