Professionals dedicated to professional development and the study of end-of-life care, creating and discovering teaching and research methods to enhance the practice of hospice and palliative care meet here to share strategies, gain ideas and facilitate the development of the field.

Visit the Education/Research/Academics Community Page now to see the latest discussion posts, chat schedule and archive of past chats and resources available in the community library.

Education/Research/Academics Steering Committee

Education/Research/Academics Community Leader
Cathy Emmett, PhD, APRN, ACHPN
Clinical Practice Specialist
Suncoast Hospice – Clearwater, FL

Betsy Barton, MPH
Transitions LifeCare (founded as Hospice of Wake County) – Durham, NC

Andi Earl
Operations Supervisor
Hospice of Lansing – Lansing, MI

Rory Farrand
Corporate Director, Palliative Division
VITAS Healthcare – Miramar, FL

Deborah Kemper, MSN
Staff Education Coordinator
Hospice of Lenawee – Adrian, MI

Shannon Pointer, MSN,RN
VP for Hospice, Palliative Care & Clinical Innovations
Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina – Raleigh, NC