Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, RN, MSN, a graduate from the University of British Columbia has worked in the field of palliative care as a clinician, instructor and researcher. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver and Auckland General Hospital, New Zealand. She was the Palliative Care Coordinator for a rural community in BC. a nursing instructor for the University of Victoria, an Advanced Practice Nurse with the Vancouver Cancer Centre Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care Team and a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Palliative Care Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Currently she is a Consultant with the BC Centre for Palliative Care on the Serious Illness Conversation Initiative and an Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing at UBC.