ABOUT COURTNEY CLEVELAND
Courtney Cleveland strives to improve the quality of life for her patients and their families by advocating for them and assessing their psycho-social well-being, social support network, along with their medical needs.
Courtney made a career change to nursing in 2011 after working in oncology research. As a critical care nurse for many years, she found that attention to patient’s values and goals were not being considered when developing a treatment plan and was drawn to advocating for patient’s preferences regarding treatments. This led her to providing end of life care and support through their terminal or irreversible illnesses that patients needed symptom management and psycho-social support for.
As a palliative care nurse practitioner, Courtney also provides education to hospital staff and community partners in efforts to improve communication between patients and their providers regarding their goals and values. She values ethical and evidence-based practice medicine.
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