Katie Ortlip, RN, LCSW, is a Hospice Expert on SHARECARE, Dr. Ahmet Oz’s online health and wellness platform. Katie is co-author of Spiritual Tools for the Dying, a booklet distributed by Asante Health Care of Oregon to all patients on hospice. She received her nursing degree in 1982 and spent three years working in neonatology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and Mary Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire. Katie earned a BS in Psychology and Masters of Social Work at SUNY-Albany. She has worked as a social worker for Asante Hospice for the past twenty-five years.