Pat Gibbons RN, BSN, CHPN
Pat Gibbons, RN, is a well-known hospice clinician who has been involved in hospice nursing for more than 35 years. She is an associate consultant at NHPCO Edge specializing in advising clients on best practices for operations and planning for hospice inpatient facilities.
Until 2015, Pat served as Clinical Director of the 14-bed inpatient facility operated by Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina. Pat has also served on many committees and task forces for NHPCO, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. For eight years she served as the section leader for the Nurse Section of NCHPP, the National Council of Hospice Professionals.
Pat has also been very active in HIV/AIDS care throughout her career. 2003, at the request of NHPCO she traveled to South Africa to participate in a workgroup to develop “a Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS in sub- Saharan Africa. She has twice returned since then to South Africa in connection with her work to support those providing hospice care.
Pat has been featured as a frequent presenter at numerous local, state and national conferences on the subjects of hospice care, access, diversity, the art and science of nursing, HIV, facility-based and GIP hospice care.