The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), in accordance with a grant from the Project on Death in America, selects a nurse from nominated candidates who has emerged as a leader in palliative care and whose work has improved nursing care for dying patients and their families.
The focus of the Nursing Leadership Award in Palliative Care is to transform our society’s medical culture and give priority to education, training, and clinical service in end-of-life care issues. By publicizing the activities and efforts of nursing leaders, and their impact on improving end-of-life care, HPNF furthers the mission of Project on Death in America to understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement.
The award is competitive and one winner is selected from the nomination pool, by the HPNF PDIA Nursing Leadership Award Review Committee, consisting of HPNF Board members and HPNA members. The awardee is announced and recognized at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize (increased for 2015 recipient) and travel-related expenses to attend the Annual Assembly. The award recipient is encouraged to submit an article for publication in a future issue of the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.
Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD, RN, CHPPN®
Kathryn Lanz, DNP, AGPCNP, ACHPN®
Margaret Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN
JoAnne Auger, RN, CHPPA®
Sheila Grant, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Eileen Roberto, RN, BA, CHPN®
Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Jan Jahner, BA, BSN, CHPN®
Malene Davis, MSN, MBA, CHPN®