HPNA Podcast Corner

The official podcast of HPNA brings you conversations with experts in the field of hospice and palliative care. Tune in as we discuss case studies, weigh in on hot topics, share stories from the field, and much more. New episodes are released the second Friday of every month. 

Please note: This program is informational only; not eligible for CE award.

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Episodes

Episode 9: Dr. Betty Ferrell

Our guest for Episode 9 HPNA’s Podcast Corner is Dr. Betty Ferrell, Professor and Director for the Department of Nursing Research and Education for the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California. Betty is an RN and PhD and has a Master of the Arts in Theology, Ethics, and Culture. In addition, Dr. Ferrell holds the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing.

Betty shares with us milestones from over four decades of nursing in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Betty talks about the challenges and rewards encountered while working in palliative care and shares experiences that have impacted her journey. She tells her story of “this scared work, this important work, and how we do it that really matters.” Join us as Betty reflects on her remarkable journey and shares insights into her vision for the future of hospice and palliative nursing.

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Episode 8: Cindy Stafford MSN, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN

HPNA welcomes Cindy Stafford as our guest in Episode 8 of HPNA’s Podcast Corner. Cindy is an expert-level advanced palliative nurse practitioner and shares with our listeners her decades-long career journey in hospice and palliative nursing. Cindy began her nursing career at the staff level in acute high-level patient care and then transitioned into a clinical hospice nursing role. She proceeded to advance her education to become a palliative nurse practitioner, holding national board certifications in three specialties. Cindy talks about the challenges and rewards experienced in working in palliative care and shares stories of patient and family experiences that have impacted her journey. Join us as Cindy reflects on her remarkable journey and shares insights into her vision for the future of hospice and palliative nursing.

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Episode 7: Ginger Marshall, CEO of HPNA, HPCC, and HPNF

In this edition of HPNA’s Podcast Corner, we invite Ginger Marshall, HPNA/HPNF/HPCC Enterprise’s chief executive officer, to share with our listeners her journey in caring for patients and families with serious illness. Beginning with her early career as a certified nursing assistant to a senior advanced practice nurse executive leader, Ginger reflects on the importance of mentors throughout her nursing career. She shares the aspects she finds most enjoyable and most difficult in working in palliative care, her vision for the future of palliative nursing, and the importance of volunteering with membership organizations. Ginger’s message is for nurses within and outside of the palliative specialty to continue to strive to learn as much as they can about the care of patients with serious or terminal illnesses. She envisions that consumers will grow to expect that the treatments and care being offered to them is concordant with their own goals, and we, as nurses, have a voice in improving care delivery for all. Join us in Ginger’s journey to advancing expert care in serious illness.

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Episode 6: Providing Palliative Care to LGBTQ Patients

In our 6th episode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner, we offer listeners a framework to explore nursing advances in LGBTQ-inclusive palliative care. Nina Barrett, palliative care nurse practitioner, frames the unique health needs of the LGBTQ palliative care patient, including challenges regarding disclosure and advance care planning. Nina calls to light the health disparities affecting the LGBTQ population, their historical roots, and the extra challenges facing transgender patients. This episode delivers concise, actionable approaches to facilitate practice change by incorporating evidence-based strategies to provide palliative nursing care consistent with the LQBTQ patient’s values, preferences, views, and beliefs.

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Resources from Episode 6



Episode 5: Stories from the Field with Dr. Kristopher Halsey

In this episode of HPNA Podcast Corner’s Stories from the Field, we welcome Dr. Kristopher Halsey to share with us his 20-year vocation as a clinical chaplain providing spiritual and psychosocial support to patients and families nearing life’s end. Kris talks about the spiritual, religious, and external aspects of hospice and palliative care as he shares stories about his most rewarding spiritual care moments along with challenges he has faced along the way.  His passion to see lives change is inspiring in its message of compassion: compassion for our patients, our families, each other as professionals, and ourselves.

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Resources from Episode 5



Episode 4: How to Keep Doing What You Do

In our 4thepisode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner, we offer listeners a framework to explore the impact of compassion fatigue and its relationship to the individual’s self-care and resilience. This recording supports additional resources to accompany HPNA’s Podcast Episode 3 Stories from the Field with Barb Schmal. This 60-minute, free on-demand recording delivers concise, actionable strategies that you can incorporate immediately into your professional and personal practices, enabling listeners to acknowledge the meaningful nature of our work and strengthen coping skills to keep doing what we do.

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Resources from Episode 4


Episode 3: Stories from the Field with Barb Schmal

In this episode of Stories from the Field, we welcome Barb Schmal, Certified Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse, as she reflects on the impact of compassion fatigue throughout her career-long journey. She shares with us the importance of reflecting on the individual strengths that allow us to continue to do this meaningful work of caring for patients and families with serious illness. Her message of being intentional in caring for yourself will speak to us as we share Barb’s journey of reflection in finding meaning and resilience in our chosen field of hospice and palliative nursing. 

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Resources from Episode 3


Episode 2: Opioid Pain Management in Serious Illness

This educational offering is presented by Vanessa Battista, Amy Haskamp, and Ellyn Schreiner. Opioid Pain Management in Serious Illness: Assessing the Educational Needs of Patients and Families Across the Lifespan was developed by HPNA's Palliative Nursing Summit Pain and Symptom Management Project Team. 

The current opioid crisis is creating challenges to patients' and families' comfort with taking opioid medications for serious illnesses. 

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Resources from Episode 2



Episode 1: Stories from the Field with Connie Dahlin 
In this inaugural episode, Connie Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, Director of Professional Practice for HPNA, reflects on her career in hospice and palliative nursing. She takes us back to the mid-eighties when she began her journey and conceptualized a future for nurses caring for patients with serious illness. Connie shares stories about her greatest challenges, most rewarding patient care moments, offers insight to new nurses, and provides a vision for the future of the specialty. 

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Resources from Episode 1