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About the SUNSET Program and Our Staff

The SUNSET Program, provided by the Ohio State University Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies, is an opportunity for those providing end of life care to older adults to obtain valuable continuing education and professional development in a broad range of end of life issues. The program development team hopes you find the education useful and inspirational as you provide responsive care for important people at the most important time in their lives.


Patrice Rancour Patrice Rancour, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Lead Author for the SUNSET Program, has been in the healthcare field for over 35 years as a clinician, educator, and consultant. A mental health clinical nurse specialist, she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing at The Ohio State University. She has authored 40 papers and presented at numerous conferences and symposiums.

Patrice’s primary areas of interest include working with life-threatened individuals and their families, psychoneuroimmunology, complementary and alternative therapies, spirituality and healing, end-of-life care, and grief and loss issues. She continues to maintain a private practice in addition to her current position working with The Ohio State University's Faculty/Staff Wellness Program providing worksite wellness services to university employees. All things being equal, when she isn't working, she would rather be wandering the shoreline of a certain barrier island off the coast of Georgia.

Tales From The Pager Chronicles, penned by SUNSET Author Patrice Rancour, is the narrative nonfiction account of a day in the life of a nurse behaviorist working in an academic oncology hospital.  As her pager summons her from one clinical situation to the next, each contact with the next patient, with the next family, becomes a call to provide the kind of end-of-life care that SUNSET aims to promote.  If you want a practical hands-on application of the concepts espoused by SUNSET, you might be interested in ordering a copy for yourself or your staff.


Program Staff

Jennifer TaylorJennifer Taylor, Program Manager
Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies

B042 Graves Hall
333 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
E-mail:  jennifer.taylor2@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-293-4815 (Main)
Phone: 614-685-5672 (Direct)
Columbus, Ohio 43210