Damiano de Sano Iocovozzi is a world traveler, linguist and family nurse practitioner and works with hospice care. From an early age, growing up in upstate New York, he was fascinated with languages, the spirit of giving and knowledge of other cultures and countries.
I interviewed Damiano recently to find out more about him and his new book, ‘Sooner or Later: Restoring Sanity to Your End of Life Care‘. We discuss hospice care, and how to care for a loved one in your home. You can watch Damiano’s interview here.
In large print for easy reading, the book includes pertinent questions to ask specialists. It is written in accessible language which empowers patients and their families to seek the appropriate level of care.
To date, no other book offers the information and tools to take control of this situation and make informed decisions about gaining the best possible care. Damiano has applied his knowledge of the caring environment to produce a breakthrough text dealing with these sensitive issues. His book covers ethical issues, treatment, psychological coping strategies and how to go forward having been diagnosed.
About the Author
Damiano de Sano Iocovozzi completed years of language study and work in Italy, France and Germany. Later, he became a Peace Corps Volunteer and served in a small high school in Meknes, Morocco
After the Peace Corps, Damiano traveled to San Francisco, California where he worked as an international tour director, leading organized tours around the world. However, Damiano found his true calling becoming a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist upon earning his degree from the University of San Francisco. During the AIDS epidemic, he specialized in caring for the very sick on a local AIDS hospital floor.
Damiano completed a post-Master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Samuel Merritt University, where he worked as an instructor for nine years. He also worked as a clinical nurse specialist and educator for Summit Hospital in Oakland. He served veterans as a family nurse practitioner for a number of years in Vallejo, California. Damiano worked in a number of small clinics in primary care and cardiology in Palm Springs, California, where he currently lives.