Since 2007, Dr. Darrell Owens has been the Editorial Review Group Chair for Hospice for Doody’s Review Service, orchestrating reviews of 76 of the 133 books have sent him. Although he has recruited 24 other experts, Dr. Owens continues to be an active reviewer, writing 28 of the reviews.
Dr. Owens is an advanced registered nurse practitioner with board certifications in Adult Health, Geriatrics/Gerontology, and Hospice/Palliative Care. He holds a BSN from Emory University in Atlanta, an MS in Health Services Administration from St. Mary’s College, and an MSN (Palliative Care CNS) and postmaster’s NP (Adult Health and Geriatrics) from Seattle Pacific University. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice in Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the founder of the Palliative Care Services at UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center and Northwest Hospital in Seattle. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Washington. Dr. Owens practices full time primary palliative care and geriatrics, serving as a primary care provider for elders and those with a life-limiting illness. In 2011 Dr. Owens was selected as Nurse Practitioner of the Year for the State of Washington, and in 2012 received the Cambria Health Foundation’s Sojourn Award for Excellence in Clinical Leadership in Palliative Care. For the past two years, Dr. Owens has been selected as one of Seattle’s Top Doctors and Nurses by the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. His palliative care international work includes lecturing in Vietnam and China. He has published over 20 articles and book chapters.