The Norma F. Pfriem International Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Professor Marilyn Harris, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC, FAAN and Editor of Health Care Administration and Honorary Chair of the of The Norma F. Pfriem International Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Nursing states, "since it's founding in 2005, I have the opportunity to work with the administration, staff, and Fellows, participate in some of the educational programs, and celebrate the successful certification of the Fellows as Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The patients and their families at The Connecticut Hospice are blessed to receive care and caring from the staff. The staff, in return, is blessed by the patients and families for whom they provide professional care at such an important time of their lives. It is my pleasure to offer congratulations to each Fellow who attained national recognition through the certification process." In June 2008 another group of 38 fellows complete the 15 month program and become eligible for national examination and certification.
Program director, Marianne Treantafilos, M.S.N., A.P.R.N. and Vice-President of Clinical Services, Sandy Klimas, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H., share Professor Harris' enthusiasm at the success of the Fellowship. "The entire professional community at Connecticut Hospice has been enriched by participation in the Fellowship. Precepting and lecturing by the interdisciplinary team is in itself a means of learning, and engenders a spirit of renewed commitment to our organizational mission to provide quality of life, comfort and dignity to patients and families, based on the newest knowledge and provided by the most highly skilled professionals.
Most of all, the journey that each one of our patients and family are on, is made better by the knowledge and enhanced compassionate care that the staff may bring, following this program."
SOURCE The Connecticut Hospice, Inc.
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