Patrice D’ Amato is the pen name of a former Senior Lecturer at a top ranked school of nursing. After many years in clinical practice, she pursued a career in nursing education, where she was the course director for senior nursing students’ capstone courses. An award-winning educator, she continues to teach internationally. In addition to writing her recently released book, The View from the Clinic: One Nurse's Journey in Abortion Care, she has returned to working with abortion patients. In order to preserve the authenticity of her writing while protecting the privacy of her colleagues and clients, Patrice has opted to use a pseudonym. She holds a master’s degree in adult health nursing and has been board certified as a nurse practitioner as well as a certified nurse educator.