With 25 years of nursing experience as a critical care staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, and educator, Linda Briggs joined Respecting Choices® in 1999 to provide leadership in the development and dissemination of this internationally recognized program. She has been privileged to consult with healthcare leaders, organizations, and communities around the world providing education and support in implementing the principles of effective and sustainable person-centered decision-making programs.
Her clinical and research interests have focused on the disease-specific planning needs of patients with advanced illness and their families. Briggs has led the development of the Respecting Choices curriculum, co-authored several Respecting Choices manuals and programs, and has published numerous articles regarding advance care planning and end-of-life care. In 2015, Briggs received recognition from the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards for the impact of the Respecting Choices program.
In 2017, Briggs transitioned to the role of Director of Program Development and Research as Respecting Choices became a division of C-TAC Innovations.
"I am privileged to have spent over 18 years working with Respecting Choices’ teams around the world. You have taught me the true meaning of courage, passion, and perseverance."