My name is Emily Sorman. I am a registered nurse from Seattle, Washington. I have worked in healthcare for the last ten years in many capacities. Caring for those who are aging, and at the end of life has been the most rewarding part of my career. Aside from nursing, my other main passion in life is travel.
In March of 2015, I was awarded a life-changing Bonderman Fellowship from the University of Washington to travel the world solo.In November of 2015, I will start my trip through ten countries, for eight months, observing practices related to death and dying, and care of elderly populations in other cultures.
My ultimate goal is to become a hospice nurse, and build a residential hospice facility where patients of all backgrounds can die with peace, love and dignity. This blog focuses on my interactions with the people and places I see, and lessons learned on my journey, rather than acting as a travel guide to certain places.
By looking at ways people view death, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of the value of life.I am working towards leading a more meaningful existence, and hope to inspire others to do the same. This blog is for nurses, for patients, for caregivers, or for anyone who has experienced a loss. It’s for those who love life, travel, culture and people.
Thank you David Bonderman and the University of Washington!