“Although Nora describes her work as ‘basically a folkway,’ my recent workshop with her reflects a level of expertise in providing end of life care that tracks beautifully with the best practices of hospice and palliative care.
In organized hospice nursing, we like scientifically sound practices that we can research and prove. But many nurses who do this work also understand that we work in the presence of a sacred mystery. Nora understands this too, and her teaching about how to do it is grounded in lots of practical experience, compassionate reason, buckets of common sense and a wide open heart.
Being in her workshop fed my soul and was a delightful adjunct to my ongoing education in the clinical sciences of hospice and palliative nursing. I would recommend it to any hospice professional or volunteer who seeks to balance their heart and soul with their mind in order to become better at doing this important work.”
— Edmund Pendleton, MSN, FNP (BC), ARNP. Nurse Practitioner in Hospice and Palliative Medicine