Angela is a former writer for Verywell Health covering hospice and palliative care. She's been a registered nurse since 2002. She has worked in intensive care, palliative care, and hospice, gaining practical experience navigating patients and families through the process of palliative care and hospice from admission and initiation of care through discharge or death.
Angela is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, and currently works as an Admission Nurse and Patient/Family Educator for a non-profit hospice organization, Hospice Austin.
Before becoming a Registered Nurse, Angela worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant working in convalescent homes and Alzheimer's/dementia centers.
Angela has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia and is a licensed, practicing RN in California. She is also certified as a hospice and palliative care nurse.
This site is designed for patients, families, and caregivers who are faced with life-threatening illness and are seeking information about palliative care or hospice. It is also designed to offer support and resources to help navigate through the difficult and often confusing decisions that need to made during this time. I've done my best to make this site comprehensive, guiding you through the palliative care process from diagnosis to death and beyond.
While we all know that illness and death are natural and inevitable parts of life, they are usually not easy ones to come to terms with. I believe that with the right information and support, fighting a life-threatening illness or facing death can be done without fear and distress but with courage and resolve.