Kristin Meador RN CHPN is a registered nurse, certified in hospice and
palliative care. After staying at home and raising her children, Kristin returned to school to pursue her dream of a nursing career. Kristin has been a nurse for over 10 years. As a student nurse, she fell in love with hospice care. Her nursing career began in a busy inner city hospital, working in a medical specialties unit. After “putting in her dues” as a med-surg nurse for over three years, she took a job at an inpatient hospice. She has been a hospice nurse for 7 years.
She has worked as an inpatient hospice nurse, a home hospice case manager, and a community RN liaison. Along with her compassion of caring for hospice patients and their families, she is passionate about advance care planning. She is trained as a Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning Facilitator and Last Steps Instructor.
Kristin lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband. She has three college aged sons who may or may not be living at home, depending on when you are reading this.
Disclaimer: The views expressed on this blog are solely those of the author or those quoted. They do not represent the views of any employers, past, present, or future.
Confidentiality: The stories on this blog will have composites of situations, patients, and healthcare workers so that identities may be protected. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is a complete coincidence, as HIPAA guidelines are strictly followed. Patients’ identities will never be revealed, and all discussions must follow rules that apply to ethic practice (HIPAA, informed consent).
Commercial disclosure. Kristin has no commercial ties to any products, devices, or pharmaceuticals.