Susan Akers is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse who has been caring for dying patients and their families since 1995. She has been a hospice nurse case manager and is a 2006 graduate of the Metta Institute End-of-Life Practitioner Program.
Susan has been practicing meditation for nine years and attends IMCW meditation classes and retreats as well as retreats at the Metta Institute and Upaya Zen Center. She has led retreats for local Metta graduates; taught compassionate care of dying workshops for caregivers and has been an IMCW guest speaker on compassionate caregiving. Susan maintains her own daily meditation practice, enjoys reading and journaling, and appreciates being fully present in nature through stillness and activity.