Linda M. Gorman, M.N. ’77

As a clinical nurse specialist for palliative care at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Gorman is part of an inpatient consultation team that provides and coordinates palliative and end-of-life care services to patients throughout the medical center. She is coauthor/editor of several books, including Psychosocial Nursing Care Along the Cancer Continuum, published by Oncology Nursing Press (second edition published in 2006), which received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award for psychiatric/mental health nursing in 2007; Psychosocial Nursing for General Patient Care (third edition published in 2008), which received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for psychiatric/ mental health nursing in 2008; and Compendium of Treatment of End Stage Non-Cancer Diagnoses: Renal, published in 2005. Gorman lectures extensively on topics related to end-of-life care, symptom management, and promotion of quality psychosocial and palliative care. In 2009 she was named CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.