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|Comment||Thank you so much, hard to hear one is dying , look for a cure, no cure , so face what's ahead, and sounds that I can manage that and will be no martyr will take what is given . Thank you so much for your openness, professionalism and clarity for me, I am strong for my daughter and that is my only thing I fear is leaving my kids, but know they will do well and make me proud as I told them there is a piece of me in them ,, once again thank you so much|
My expertise is in end of life care for adults. Identifying when someone is approaching the end of their life. Benefits and burdens of end of life treatments. Managing pain and other symptoms. Providing care for dying patients at home. Advocating for someone who is dying in a hospital or nursing home.
More than 28 years of experience in hospice care. Currently consulting with hospices to promote access for patients to receive hospice care earlier in the course of their illness. Betsy provides training for hospice marketing staff to effectively work with nursing facilities to help identify eligible patients. She writes Additional Development Request (ADR) letters to Medicare to help hospices get paid for their services and to avoid future claim denials.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Articles: Clinical Reviews, Advance for Nurses, Nursing Spectrum, Washington Business Woman, www.Ezine.com;www.alz-nca.com.Books: Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (FA Davis and Company), Guide to Caregiving in the Final Months of Life (TM Brown publishers).
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, additionally trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner and certified as a hospice and palliative care nurse.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Woman in Loudoun County (VA) by Loudoun County Commission on Women 1997 and 2002.