NP cherishes "sacred encounters" with elderly patients

11/2/2009 | Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The

Gerontological nurse practitioner Laura Rodriguez says she has been blessed to have had many "sacred encounters" with her elderly patients, when they talk about death, afterlife and their beliefs. She makes house calls around Santa Rosa, Calif., where she learns about her patients' medical conditions, along with their life stories.

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