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Photo of Katie and her dog in the gardenWhy did you decide to work in palliative care?

I chose to work in palliative are because this area of practice felt like a natural extension of my background in nursing and allows me to stay true to my value of providing care that focuses on the person first and the disease second. I have worked in health care for over 25 years and have found that navigating the healthcare system with a serious illness is difficult for patients and families. For me, palliative care is a passion that allows me to help those living with serious illness maintain the care and dignity they deserve.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Hand downs my favorite part of this job is my co-workers. I look forward to coming into work every day knowing that my colleagues have solid work ethic and are genuinely respectful, supportive, and kind people. Even on the hard days they make me smile.


What do you enjoy most about living in the Triangle area?

Having easy access to good food, good schools for my kids, and good trails for walking my dog!

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