Linda Norlander, BSN, MS, RN

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    Linda Norlander


Franciscan Health Services

Tacoma, WA

Linda Norlander RN MS is the  Director for the Franciscan hospice and palliative care program in Tacoma, Washington. She leads clinical quality initiatives for a program with an average daily census of 550 hospice patients in the community and a 20 bed inpatient unit. She is the author of three books, To Comfort Always: A Nurse's Guide to End of Life Care, Being Present: A Nurse's Resource for End of Life Communications (co-authored with Marjorie Schaffer) and Choices at the End of Life: Finding Out What Your Parents Want Before It's Too Late, (co-authored with Kerstin McSteen). She has also published journal articles on advance care planning, management of patient suffering, and interdisciplinary teamwork. She is a 2001 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.