Meta A. Galabe, DNP-PMHNP-BC, BSN, RN, a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Hospice of the Valley

Get to know Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Meta A. Galabe, who serves patients in Phoenix, Arizona.

Meta is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner & a registered nurse specializing in hospice care, palliative care, and psychiatric mental health nursing. She works at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hospice of the Valley is Arizona’s leading provider of end-of-life care. It is among the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit hospices and remains committed to its original mission: “We bring comfort, dignity, and compassionate care to our community.”

The teams at Hospice of the Valley have expertise in pulmonary care, caregiver support, pediatric services, and grief counseling. They provide hospice care; supportive care for those with serious illness; and care for people with all stages and all types of dementia. 

Back in 2008, Meta graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Arizona. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the said establishment in 2020.

Attributing her success to her determination and the support from her family, she is an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA is a 501 professional organization to advance and protect the profession of nursing.

Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse who specializes in mental health and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distress. In the United States, a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse trained to provide a wide range of mental health services to patients and families in a variety of settings. PMHNPs diagnose, conduct therapy, and prescribe medications for patients who have psychiatric disorders, medical organic brain disorders or substance abuse problems. They are licensed to provide emergency psychiatric services, psychosocial and physical assessment of their patients, treatment plans, and patient care. They may also serve as consultants or as educators for families and staff. 

A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RN’s fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include leadership, research, performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

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