Our “Together as One” series spotlights nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together with innovative and responsive hospice partners, they create the network of support so essential to hospice care. We invite you to meet the people behind the mission—and see what one can do.
Amanda Gutierrez, RN
What inspired you to become a nurse?
I wanted to be able to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter how small. Encouraging, uplifting, and empowering people is what makes me happy.
How did you come to work in hospice specifically?
A fellow nurse encouraged me to apply, and based on my respect for her and her compassion, I did so. Working in hospice has been a rewarding experience and I fell in love with the job.
Being able to look after people who are terminally ill gives you the opportunity to really make a meaningful difference to their lives, which is really what nursing is all about. This is particularly true for the family and loved ones of the person you are caring for.