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Category: Education

Welcome to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s Podcast Corner. This educational series is your place for hospice and palliative nursing continual learning through shared stories from the field. Join us on the second Friday of every month for inspiration, stories from our situational experts, and answers to your hospice and palliative case scenarios! This program is informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.

December 15, 2021

Ep. 21 - A Day in the Life of a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care LPN

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This episode of HPNA Podcast Corner welcomes guest Shelly Thomas to share with us A Day in the Life of a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Licensed Practical Nurse.

In this episode, Shelly speaks to the importance of certification and the role hospice LPNs play in the care of person and their families living with serious illness. The podcast describes the certified hospice LPNs role, the part they play on the interprofessional hospice team and Shelly’s personal reason for becoming certified. Join us as we hear about a day in the life of a certified hospice LPN, and the integral role they play.  

About Shelly

Shelly has dedicated her career to hospice and palliative care. She began as a nursing assistant, then obtained her LPN, and worked for Hospice of the Westerns reserve in Cleveland, Ohio for 28 years. Shelly currently works for Westlake homecare team in the role of partners in practice. In addition, Shelly received the 2016 CHPLN of the year award and she became certified as an LPN in 2012.

 

December 1, 2021

Ep. 20 - A Day in the Life of a Nursing Assistant

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This episode of HPNA Podcast Corner welcomes guest Mary Kenney to share with us insight into a day in the life of a certified hospice aid.  

 

Mary is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse aid who has cared for those with life-limiting illnesses for over 20 years.  

 

In this episode, Mary speaks to the importance of certification and the role hospice aides play in the care of person and their families living with serious illness. The podcast describes the certified hospice aide’s role, the part they play on the interprofessional hospice team and Mary’s personal reason for becoming certified. Join us as we hear about a day in the life of a certified hospice aide, and the integral role they play. 

 

About Mary 

Mary has been deeply moved and challenged in supporting her patients and their families to get the best possible care. In her pursuit to deepen her intention of service and mastery of skills at bedside she received training and certification as an end-of-life care practitioner with the Metta Institute. Her practice also includes the offering of therapeutic touch as a Reiki master. Mary served on the Exam Development Committee for the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®) and was an advisor for the Role Delineation Study (RDS). She most recently collaborated as a subject matter expert for HPNA’s Nursing Assistant Core Curriculum. She currently resides in Denver, CO. 

October 12, 2021

Episode 19 - Palliative Nursing Acute to Post Acute Transitions in Care

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Palliative Nursing Acute to Post Acute Transitions in Care: Challenges and Opportunities

This episode of HPNA Podcast Corner welcomes guest Jennifer Gentry, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN. Dr. Gentry is a nurse practitioner with the Duke University Palliative Care Consult Service, faculty at the Duke University School of Nursing, and a member of the Duke Hospital Ethics Committee.

Prior to her current role, she provided medical care for older adults in acute, community, and skilled nursing settings. Dr. Gentry is a recipient of the HPNA Distinguished Nursing Practice Award, the Oncology Nursing Foundation End of Life Career Development Award, she was named one of North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses, named 2012 Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year, and she received the Friends of Nursing Award for Nursing Mentorship. Dr. Gentry is an active member of HPNA. She served as president of the Board of Directors in 2014 and has served on multiple chapters and committees. Through her work with HPNA, the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, and the Alliance for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Nursing, Dr. Gentry has been a tireless advocate for hospice and palliative nursing and advance nursing practice.  

This episode addresses the importance of transitions in care for patients with serious illnesses and their families, challenges encountered during transitions in care, at-risk patient populations, and how to best address the challenges encountered during care transitions.

August 3, 2021

Ep. 18 - Palliative Nursing Leadership: Advocacy in Action

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Palliative Nursing Leadership: Advocacy in Action

This episode of HPNA Podcast Corner welcomes guests Clare Chmiel, Senior Government Affairs Analysts and Jessica Goggin, PhD, MAS, RN. Together, they shed light on the role of the nurse in palliative care advocacy, including leading the way in addressing support for advancing the care of patients and families with serious illness.

 

This episode addresses current legislation and advocacy at the national level and explores how palliative nurse leaders can impact efforts in D.C. In addition, our guests share the meaning of advocacy across institutional, local, and state levels as will as the importance of the role bioethics plays in advocating for our patients, families, colleagues, and ourselves. 

May 7, 2021

Ep. 17 - Reflections on the Importance of Certification

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On this episode of HPNA Podcast Corner, we welcome Keisha Davidson, MBA, Credentialing Programs Associate with the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. Keisha reflects on the value of certification and the importance of inspiring nurses in the field of hospice and palliative care through mentorship and supportive leadership.
 

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March 19, 2021

Ep. 16 - NINR and Addressing Health Inequities Across Communities in End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research

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This episode of HPNA Podcast Corner welcomes guests Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MS, MPH, RN, FAAN, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research and Jeri L. Miller, PhD, MS, MSc, CCC-SLP (ret), chief of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research for the National Institute of Nursing Research Division of Extramural Science Programs. Dr. Zenk and Dr. Miller share with us insight into the NINR-supported end-of-life and palliative care research that is leading the way ​to address some of our most critical ​healthcare challenges of today. Our guests speak to the importance of ​nursing science and the role nurses have to address health inequities. The podcast describes how social determinants of health impact palliative and end-of-life care as well as the need for research that identifies effective, multi-level approaches to improve health and eliminate racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities. Join us as we discover how NINR research is helping us move forward in end-of-life and palliative nursing to advance expert care in serious illness. 

 

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February 26, 2021

Ep. 15 - Patrick Coyne: A Leadership Journey in Palliative Care

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This episode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner welcomes our guest, Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, ACHPN®, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FPCN, director of palliative care at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. In this episode, Patrick shares with us an “abbreviated” version of his journey spanning three decades in palliative care. He began his clinical work focused on cancer pain and moved into leading and directing one of the first palliative care programs in the nation. Patrick emphasizes the importance of finding your individual leadership voice to advance your palliative care contributions in caring for those with serious illness, as well as cultivating mentors and collaborators who share your vision of interdisciplinary team care management.

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January 15, 2021

Ep. 14 - Research: Evidence-Based Approaches to Inform Clinical Practice

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This episode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner welcomes HPNA’s Research Advisory Council members Dr. Heather Coats, PhD, APRN-BC, HPNA Director of Research, Dr. Jiayun Xu, PhD, RN and Dr. Suzanne S. Sullivan, PhD, MBA, RN, CHPN as they discuss how the use of research is a necessary contribution for moving forward in palliative and hospice nursing as we advance expert care in serious illness. 

Come hear about how their journey into research has informed their lives, their careers and the contributions their research has provided in building the scholarship of palliative and hospice nursing.  Through translational research approaches, we understand at a deeper level the overwhelming need to improve palliative and hospice care and know that the science is the evidence base to advance that expert care for persons and their families living with serious illness.

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August 14, 2020

Ep. 13 - Caring for the LGBTQ Community - Alexander Kemery

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This episode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner welcomes our guest Alexander Kemery, PhD, RN, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and assistant professor of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis. Alex talks about the importance of education, advance care planning, and humility when discussing end-of-life care with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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July 10, 2020

Ep. 12 - Vanessa Battista

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This episode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner welcomes our guest Vanessa Battista, MS, RN, CPNP-BC, CHPPN. In this episode, Vanessa emphasizes the importance of advocacy for our patients. She discusses how her path in pediatric palliative care led her to the bedside of a very important pediatric patient who taught her an important lesson about caring for those journeying through life’s end.

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