Palliative Perspective Podcast

Palliative Perspective Podcast

Welcome to Palliative Perspective Podcast - the official postcast of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. This educational series is your place for hospice and palliative nursing continual learning through shared stories from the field. Join us 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.


July 1, 2024 19 mins

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Christopher Kerr, who discusses his upcoming opening session for the Team Conference for Hospice & Palliative Care. Moderated by HPNA member and Team Conference planning committee chair Joan Carpenter, this episode touches on Dr. Kerr’s experiences and published research that describes and validates patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. 

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This episode features Chris Acevedo, CHC, the presenter of HPNA's upcoming three-part APRN billing and coding webinar series. Chris discusses the series, which is designed for APRNs practicing in Palliative Care and within the hospice benefit. Moderated by HPNA Board member, Mansara Hassan, the discussion touches on recent changes to billing, EMR documentation, billing restrictions, and more.  

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In this episode, we welcome Dr. Heather Coats and Dr. Kelly Henrichs. Moderated by Dr. Betty Ferrell, this episode discusses the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner's role in hospice and palliative care. Listen in as Heather and Kelly touch on common areas for the nurse practitioner, examples of when two APRNs work together to care for a patient, the differences between primary and specialty care, and more. 

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In this episode, we welcome Tracy Fasolino and Mansara Hassan, board members from the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), Moderated by Lynn Reinke, this episode discusses the considerations surrounding caring for underserved patients in rural and urban settings.

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In this episode, we welcome Komal Patel Murali, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Chair of the HPNA DEIB Committee, and a panel of experts who provide an inside look at the Diversity in Health Care video series. The panel includes Dr. Leah Rosenberg, Dr. Rushil Patel, Reverend Katherine Engel, and Raniah El-Gendi. Listen to hear Dr. Murali ask the panel about their contributions to the video series and discuss the importance of providing intercult...

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February 23, 2024 22 mins

In this episode, we welcome Lynn Reinke, PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, FAAN, FPCN back to the show where she speaks with HPNA’s 2024 President-Elect Masako Mayahara, PhD, RN, FAAN, CHPN, FPCN and HPNA’s Immediate Past President Michelle Webb, DNP, RN, CHPCA on the power of mentoring.

About Lynn:

Dr. Reinke is the Claire Dumke Ryberg, RN, Presidential Endowed Chair for Palliative and End of Life Care at the University of Utah, College of Nursi...

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In this episode, we welcome Amisha Parekh de Campos, PhD, MPH, RN, CHPN to the show where she speaks on the research that she is conducting surrounding people of color in end-of-life care. Amisha speaks on the importance of incorporating race into practice to best serve our minority populations and how we can advocate for our patients of color. 


About Amisha:

Amisha Parekh de Campos, PhD, MPH, RN, CHPN has a joint appointment as ...

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In this episode, we welcome Lynn Reinke, PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, FAAN, FPCN to the show where she speaks on mentoring, taking risks, and the engagement opportunities that have led her to the role of HPNA and HPNF’s 2024 President of the Board of Directors. Lynn also shares what excites her most about the HPNA Strategic Plan and her focus on building a strong community of hospice and palliative care nurses.

About Lynn:

Dr. Reinke is the ...

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December 11, 2023 31 mins

In this episode, we welcome Shari Alton, ADN RN, CHPN and Deb Bershad, BSN, RN, CHPN, to talk about Death Cafe in the Phoenix Chapter of HPNA. Deb and Shari speak on how Death Cafe encourages open discourse about death and dying for healthcare professionals and how to get involved.


About Shari:

Shari Alton is an ADN RN, CHPN with 45 years of experience in the nursing field. Shari started as a CNA in 1978, then became an LPN and g...

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November 14, 2023 27 mins

In this episode, we welcome Pat Berry, PhD, APRN, CNP, GNP-BC, FPCN, FAAN, to the show where she speaks on the evolution of hospice care, how she was involved in these advancements, and some of the most valuable lessons she has learned in hospice. 


About Pat:

Pat Berry, PhD, APRN, CNP, GNP-BC, FPCN, FAAN has 46 years of experience in Hospice and Palliative care including as a staff RN, quality improvement coordinator, Joint Commi...

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This episode of Palliative Perspective introduces Sari Williams, RN, FNP-C, a supportive care provider based in California. 

In this episode, Sari speaks on her experience as a supportive care provider delving into the intricacies of her profession, including what fertility planning looks like for a palliative patient. Sari describes what she finds to be most impactful about her occupation, as well as what keeps her motivated to c...

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September 12, 2023 16 mins

In this episode, we welcome Sarah Potter, Health Policy Specialist for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

Sarah shares with us her experience working in public policy and how it translates into her current role. She explains how members can engage in federal public policy activities and why it is so important to share your stories and help advocate for hospice and palliative care.

About Sarah: Sarah Potter serves as Hea...

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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...

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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 ce...

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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 f...

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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.


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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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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 ca...

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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 ...

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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. 


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