The Keene Toadstool Hosts
presents her book
Navigating Life's Final Journey:
Conversations, Choices, Resources
Sunday, November 19th at 11 am
Patricia O'Connor holds a master's degree in nursing. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Hospice/Palliative Care Specialist. She worked as head nurse at the first free-standing hospice in the United States for its initial six years of its existance. She was an instructor for fledgling hospices as they developed across the country. She worked in community hospice settings and as a primary care provider with a sub-specialty of hospice/palliative care consulting for and teaching other primary care providers. Most recently she has been a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner on a specialty team in New Hampshire.
She cares deeply about bringing respect, comfort, dignity, peace and even joy to people and their loved ones during the final chapter of their lives. It is her hope that this book and her speaking engagements will help to make this happen and will empower people to choose their own path as they approach that final journey.