APRN Learning: Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care
APRN Learning: Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care
Presented by Jeanna Ford, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN

Palliative care encounters patients with serious illnesses from a variety of cultural backgrounds. It is imperative that the nurse, whether novice or expert, have a grasp of cultural considerations when interacting with these patients. This presentation will give them a solid basis to start an adequate cultural assessment as well as pearls that will assist in day to day practice.

Dr. Jeanna Ford is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the field of Palliative Care. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After working several years in adult intensive care, hospice care, and as the clinical director for hospice care, she went to graduate school and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Ford is board certified as an advanced practice nurse in adult care as well as hospice and palliative care. She later completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice and now focuses her clinical expertise and research in the areas of palliative care, symptom management, and cultural awareness at the end of life. .Dr. Ford now works at Presbyterian Healthcare System as the inpatient Process Medical Director for Palliative Care.

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