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Congressional Hearing: Advance Care Planning: Honoring Patient’s Wishes

Carolyn Jones, Sally Welsh CEO HPNA, Barbara Glickstein

On Thursday, November 2, in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a Congressional Hearing was held –  Advance Care Planning: Honoring Patient’s Wishes at the Cannon House Office Building. It was co-hosted by Congressman David P. Joyce (R-OH)  and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, (D-HI), co-chairs of the Congressional Nursing Caucus.

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) attended the hearing and spoke about the importance of nursing’s role in Palliative Care and Hospice.

This hearing was organized by Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation and Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.
Carolyn Jones, Director of the documentary, Defining Hope, screened select segments of her documentary highlighting nurses’ critical role supporting people at the most fragile junctures in life when facing serious illness.
Barbara Glickstein, RN, MPH, MS, is Nurse Advisor and Consultant to Carolyn Jones Productions, spent the last two years working with the production team on the documentary, Defining Hope and attended the hearing.  She is also Director, Communications, Media Projects, at the George Washington University School of Nursing, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement.

Congresswoman Gabbard issued this press release about the hearing.

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