“A clinical view of the abortion experience can help heal, inform, and normalize the conversation.”
– Patrice D’Amato
Patrice D’Amato has spent 38 years as a practicing nurse in both clinical and academic settings with a focus on adult medical-surgical, critical care, gerontology, and women’s health. After practicing as a women’s health nurse practitioner in abortion care more than 20 years ago, she left clinical practice to teach nursing at the university level. An award-winning educator, Patrice has served as a university course director for a top-ranked school of nursing. She also serves as a project director for an international health organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities in developing countries. Patrice’s passion for nursing started early in childhood as she saw the deep pride and satisfaction her mom and grandmother derived from the early era of professional nursing. She feels fortunate to have been able to delve into a variety of specialties to witness and support people through birth, death, and everything in between.
Patrice’s love of both science and spirituality, and how they intersect in the natural world, has guided her to teach and mentor students for many years. She also immensely enjoys a good laugh from her fondness of the world’s quirks and reminders not to take herself or anyone else too seriously.
Born in New York, Patrice now lives in Maryland. In her free time, she volunteers as a hospice singer and teaches conversational English in Spanish-speaking countries such as Spain and Peru. She is an avid Zumba enthusiast, hiker, and lover of historical fiction.
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