Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Sponsored by the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association

Welcome

A Hospice Nurse cares for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain, in their final days. One of the largest parts of being a Hospice Nurse involves helping patients, and their families, feel more comfortable about death and providing them with the emotional support they need.

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A Hospice Nurse cares for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain, in their final days. One of the largest parts of being a Hospice Nurse involves helping patients, and their families, feel more comfortable about death and providing them with the emotional support they need.

CONTACT
One Penn Center West Suite 425
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
Phone: 412.787.9301
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  • 26 Nursing Organizations Join Together for a Palliative Nursing Summit May 12 in Washington DC

    Posted May 8, 2017 by Harry Crytzer

    The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is convening a Palliative
    Nursing Summit on May 12, 2017 in Washington D.C., hosted by the George Washington University School of Nursing. Leaders and representatives from 26 specialty nursing organizations will develop a collaborative nursing agenda and action plan focused on three aspects of primary palliative nursing:...

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    The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is convening a Palliative
    Nursing Summit on May 12, 2017 in Washington D.C., hosted by the George Washington University School of Nursing. Leaders and representatives from 26 specialty nursing organizations will develop a collaborative nursing agenda and action plan focused on three aspects of primary palliative nursing: Communication and Advance Care Planning, Coordination / Transitions of Care, and Pain and Symptom
    Management.

    http://advancingexpertcare.org/wp-c...

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  • The Annual Assembly

    Posted Oct 10, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    Registration has opened for The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, February 22-25, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ, and presented by HPNA and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

    Find out more at www.annualassembly.org.

  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

    Posted Oct 6, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is this Saturday, October 8, 2016. #WHPCDay16 #hpm #hpmglobal

    Find out more at www.thewhpca.org/about

  • Thanks from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

    Posted Oct 6, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    We thank everyone who attended this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum in Pittsburgh, PA. We do it at the same place again next year, September 14-16, 2017, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Thanks to this year's sponsors: OptumCare, Oncology Nursing Society, Bethany Hospice, Aspire Health AvaCare, BioScrip, The Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Hospice and Palliative Nu...

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    We thank everyone who attended this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum in Pittsburgh, PA. We do it at the same place again next year, September 14-16, 2017, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Thanks to this year's sponsors: OptumCare, Oncology Nursing Society, Bethany Hospice, Aspire Health AvaCare, BioScrip, The Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.
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  • Clinical Practice Forum Online Registration Closes September 27

    Posted Sep 19, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    There's still time to register for this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum, September 30 - October 1, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.. Great topics, and up to 13 continuing nursing education credit hours available. For more or to register, visit our website hpna.advancingexpertcare.org/clinical-practice-forum/

  • Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium

    Posted Sep 8, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    Stop by our booth and say hello at the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, taking place this weekend (September 9 and 10) at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. #pallonc

  • Tenth Annual HPNA Clinical Practice Forum

    Posted Aug 22, 2016 by Harry Crytzer

    Less than two weeks remain until the early registration deadline of August 31, 2016 for this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum, September 30 - October 1, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Two days of clinical practice training specifically created for nurses, with up to 13 continuing nursing education (CNE) credit hours available. For more informati...

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    Less than two weeks remain until the early registration deadline of August 31, 2016 for this year's HPNA Clinical Practice Forum, September 30 - October 1, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Two days of clinical practice training specifically created for nurses, with up to 13 continuing nursing education (CNE) credit hours available. For more information and to register, visit the Clinical Practice Forum web page.at http://hpna.advancingexpertcare.org...

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  • AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly

    Posted Feb 10, 2016 by Garret Armes

    The premier educational event for hospice and palliative care providers

    2016 Annual Assembly: Chicago, IL, March 9-12

    The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is designed for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers interested in acquiring, maintaining, or...

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    The premier educational event for hospice and palliative care providers

    2016 Annual Assembly: Chicago, IL, March 9-12

    The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is designed for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers interested in acquiring, maintaining, or expanding the skills needed to function effectively in the field of hospice and palliative care. As leaders in promoting excellence in hospice and palliative care, AAHPM and HPNA combine their expertise to advance the field, thus meeting the shared goal of improving the quality of life for patients and families facing serious or life-threatening conditions.

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  • Knowledge of palliative care decreases futile, aggressive end-of-life care

    Posted Apr 7, 2015 by James Bone

    Study shows positive impact of patients' quality of life

    AURORA, Colo. (April. 8, 2015) - A new, large national study - in partnership with researchers from Brown University and co-investigator Sarah Thompson of the University of Colorado College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Campus - shows a positive relationship between the knowledge of palliative care by nursing direc...

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    Study shows positive impact of patients’ quality of life

    AURORA, Colo. (April. 8, 2015) – A new, large national study - in partnership with researchers from Brown University and co-investigator Sarah Thompson of the University of Colorado College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Campus - shows a positive relationship between the knowledge of palliative care by nursing directors and quality of end of life care.

    “With the American population growing older and living longer, many with chronic illnesses, the role of nurses and continued education in palliative care will continue to be a key contributor to improve quality of life and patient outcomes,” said Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor at CU College of Nursing.

    Research published in March 2015 edition of the Journal of Palliative Medicine found that the greater a director of nursing’s knowledge of palliative care the lower the likelihood that nursing home patients will experience futile, aggressive end-of-life care. The study documented residents at nursing homes with higher palliative care knowledge scores showed a higher likelihood of documented six-month prognoses and lower likelihoods of having feeding tubes, injections, restraints, suctioning, and end-of-life hospital and ER use.

    “The study shows that training in palliative care – both in terms of knowledge and practice application – leads to better health outcomes or treatments that are consistent with best practice,” said Dean Thompson. “It also identifies that currently nursing homes tend to have less educated staff – and this study provides evidence that education and training makes a difference.”

    The study worked with colleagues to survey nursing directors at more than 1,900 nursing homes around the country between July 2009 and June 2010 to assess their knowledge of palliative care and their facility’s implementation of key palliative care practices. The study is the first nationally representative sample of palliative care familiarity at nursing homes.

    In addition to Thompson, the paper’s other authors are lead author Susan C. Miller, professor, and Julie Lima, manager of data acquisition and senior programmer analyst, both at the Brown University School of Public Health.

    About the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: Founded in 1898, the CU College of Nursing offers bachelor's, master’s and doctoral (DNP and PHD) programs to more than 900 students in two locations and online. Our master’s programs and online graduate programs are ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report. New programs include a certificate in palliative care, and a DNP/MPH interdisciplinary dual degree and new master’s specialties in acute care and military and veterans’ health. Learn more about the college at www.nursing.ucdenver.edu.

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  • NAHC 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

    Posted Mar 22, 2015 by Cam Brown

    National Association for Home Care & Hospice
    October 28 - 30, 2015
    Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
    Nashville, Tennessee

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