180 Days is the true story of Taren Sterry's first six months working in hospice. While attending the University of California at Santa Cruz she embarks on a six month ethnographic field study to work with terminally ill patients and their families. Taren eagerly anticipates having deep, spiritual encounters with her patients, but to do that she must first learn how to survive in a foreign land, face the past, and savor the taste of humble pie.
Taren Sterry is a writer, performer and teacher in New York City. She is also the Manager of Volunteer Services for the Visiting Nurse Service Of New York Hospice Care, the largest provider of hospice services in New York City. She has a bachelor's in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master's in Gerontology and Thanatology from the College of New Rochelle. Taren is Certified in Training Management at New York University and teaches Improv and Public Speaking at the People's Improv Theater in NYC. Taren loves entertaining and educating the community about hospice and end-of-life issues.
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