Demystifying Hospice and Palliative Care

August 17, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Hospice and palliative care are specialized types of medical care for people living with serious illnesses, such as cancer, dementia, or heart disease. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of illness. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about hospice and palliative care that limit access to this important service. This session will pull back the curtain and answer all your key questions about hospice and palliative care, such as when is the right time to start? Where is care provided? Who provides care? And who pays? We all want care that is consistent with our goals and values. This session will provide you with essential information to help you advocate for you and your loved ones to the very end.

Speaker Bio:

Brianna is a Geriatric and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with a decade of nursing experience caring for older adults living with serious illnesses including dementia, cancer, and severe brain injury. Ms. Morgan has a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Basis of Behavior (2008), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2012), and a Masters in Adult and Gerontological Primary Care with a minor in Palliative Care (2015) all from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing® and was named as an Emerging Leader by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation in 2022. She is currently a fourth-year PhD student at Penn Nursing where she is exploring inner strength in persons newly diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Brianna is an Associate Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute and a Clark Scholar at the Penn Memory Center.

Ms. Morgan is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association and is the Vice-Chair Elect of the Emerging Scholars and Professionals Organization in the Gerontological Society of America. Additionally, she has served as the course director for a graduate program class on Health Care in an Aging Society for three years (2016-2019) and currently guest lectures in several courses across all academic programs in Penn Nursing.

This event will not be recorded.

For questions about this event, please contact Jean Papaj, jpapaj@ralstoncenter.org