Host: Marianne Matzo, PhD, FAAN
Marianne Matzo earned her Ph.D. (1996) in Gerontology. As a certified advanced nurse practitioner in oncology and palliative care, she has dedicated her 44-year career in nursing to pain and symptom management for people living with incurable illnesses. Her award-winning Palliative Care Nursing textbook (with Dr. Deb Sherman) is now in its fifth edition. She has taught palliative care principles all over the world and many of her academic publications have been translated into Japanese, Russian, and Italian. A retired university professor living in Yukon, Oklahoma, Marianne is now focusing on community education regarding dying and death.