Our Editorial Policy, Process & Team

Editorial Team

Joyce O. Murphy RN, MSN

Joyce is a nurse educator and writer. Her nursing career spans four decades, including frontline and management roles in healthcare, social services, and higher education. She served people in home health and long-term care, where she was a mid-90s DON who guided development of a special care unit for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Joyce has also worked in community programs serving young children and people with disabilities. She contributed a family-focused chapter to a 2004 nursing publication that received an American Journal of Nursing award. A holistic nursing course she wrote and taught for several years received national recognition for its adherence with distance learning standards. These, among other community nursing experiences, contribute to Joyce’s broad view of caring for families and their loved ones. She enjoys walks in her family’s woodland, kayaking, snowshoeing, reading, sewing, and watching wildlife. 

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