Andrew C. Martin

Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life

Reflections of a Loving Partner is the intimate story of two devoted partners confronting the challenges of a terminal diagnosis. Author C. Andrew Martin's world was shattered when his life partner, Gil, was diagnosed with AIDS. This eloquent memoir shares their love story, unveiling the burdens and the joys of the caregiving journey.

Speaking Events

Andrew is available for speaking events in the role of author, nurse educator, hospice and palliative care nurse, or HIV/AIDS nurse.

Honorarium and travel expense fees available upon request.

Presentations

Andrew is available for professional presentations as author, nurse educator, hospice and palliative care nurse, or HIV/AIDS nurse.

Honorarium and travel expense fees available upon request.

Book Readings

Readings from Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life with open discussion and Q&A. Books purchase: Non-refundable purchase of at least one case of signed edition Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life books (48 books/case), offered at 50% off list price.

Endorsements

What others have shared in response to my writings and events.

Andrew Martin has done a beautiful job of sharing his story of struggle and survival in caring for Gil, his partner who died of AIDS. His description of rituals and ceremonies and his recitation of “remembrance” is clearly articulated through this work. This is a story of hope—taking an unplanned event and turning it into a life’s work of great meaning and promise.

Pam Malloy, RN, MN, OCN, FPCN ELNEC Project Director
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

For anyone who has every wrestled with the question of whether it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, Andrew Martin’s memoir shouts a resounding, Yes!

Dr. Ira Byock, Professor Dartmouth Medical School
Author of Dying Well and The Four Things That Matter Most

Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life is a valuable reflection for health care providers of the intense experience of illness and what loving caregivers live in their 24-hour a day job of care at home. For anyone who has or is now living the role of family caregiver, reading this book will give you solace in sharing this experience that is hard to describe, both in the burdens as well as the joys of serving another.

Betty Ferrell PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN Research Scientist
City of Hope National Medical Center.

Education

Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA Graduation Date: May 2016

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

St. Josephs College of Maine Standish, ME Graduation Date: December, 2009

Master of Science - Nursing Education

New England College Henniker, NH Graduation Date: May, 2006

Master of Science - Healthcare Administration

Great Bay Community College Stratham, NH Graduation Date: May, 2001

Associate in Science in Nursing

University of New Hampshire Durham, NH Graduation Date: December 1975

Bachelor of Science-Life Sciences

Awards & Accolades

Honoree, POZ100: Celebrating the South; Link to Article 2016

Following the death of his partner, Gil, in 1996, Andrew chose to pursue a career in nursing and work with those affected by HIV and those experiencing end-of-life issues.

Nursing Faculty Member of the Year Saint Joseph’s College 2012

Saint Joseph’s College Online Graduate Nursing Faculty Member of the Year.

Silver Medal Award Florida Publishers Association 2011

(Reflections of a Living Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life)

Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Independent Book Publishers Association 2011

(Reflections of a Living Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life)

(ELNEC) Award Winner End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium 2010-2011

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium project is a national education initiative whose mission is to improve palliative care.

About Andrew

Andrew is an author and educator. His first creative nonfiction memoir, Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life was awarded a Gold Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. After a lifetime in New England, he now enjoys living in Austin, TX and working on his next memoir.

Professional Profile

Dr. Martin’s nursing career began in hospice and palliative care and then transitioned to HIV/AIDS care. He has taught as both face-to-face and online adjunct faculty for various colleges since 2008; and he joined Regis College in 2017 as Associate Professor and Director, Clinical Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Online. He maintains one clinical day each week at AIDS Services of Austin, Inc. in Austin, TX, in the role as RN Consultant, supporting HIV infected individuals in HIV medication adherence and retention in HIV primary care.

Dr. Martin maintains specialty certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®), AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN), and Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®) and serves on the HIV/AIDS National Certification Board (HANCB). He is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

  • C. Andrew Martin
  • Austin, Texas 78704

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