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Hospice care is care for the end of life and dying patient and family. Hospice provides support with focus on quality of life issues. End of life does not mean the patient will have pain. Pain is one of several symptoms hospice will focus on for quality of life for the time reamining. Hospice takes the journey along with the patient and the family.
I have been a hospice nurse for 17 years. I teach basic pain for hospice staff and advanced pain class for hospice nurses. I am a bedside nurse and visit patients in their home of choice or nursing home.
Hospice Palliative Nursing Association Internation Association of Hospice and Palliative Care
I have a BSN and am certified in hospice and palliative care for 7 years.
Awards and Honors
Bloomington Hospital Research Fellow
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