Angela is a former writer for Verywell Family covering hospice and palliative care. She's been a registered nurse (RN) since 2002. In addition, she's a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN). 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. 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.
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.
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