About the Author: Maria Wharton
Maria Wharton is Home Care Pulse’s Senior Clinical Content Specialist working to develop robust, up-to-date content designed to meet the training needs of home care, home health, and hospice agencies. Maria has 40 years of nursing experience, over 25 years of which was spent in hospice and palliative care. She is passionate about end-of-life care and the role of education in support of quality, compassionate care. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from University of Maryland Global Campus. She is a certified End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) trainer and a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses organization.