Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hospice VP shares expertise with students

This morning, senior nursing students benefitted from the expertise of Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN, vice president, Clinical Initiatives for excelleRx, Inc. — a company committed to palliative care pharmacy services for patients enrolled in hospice. Dr. Maxwell has an extensive background in hospice and palliative care. She has numerous publications and presentations at the national and international level and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Maxwell discussed the purpose and scope of hospice, the role of the nurse, pain management for dying patients and physical and psychological signs of end of life. Her guest lecture was part of the course Community Health Nursing & Health Promotion taught by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Petit de Mange, PhD, MSN, NP-C, RN.

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