For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care — chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions — at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients’ and families’ satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.
Penn’s 2017 Alumni Weekend, held May 12-14, brought thousands back to campus, including those celebrating milestone reunions for classes ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’. While Saturday’s weather did put a damper on things, it certainly didn’t stop Penn Nursing alumni from showing off their Quaker spirit.
Join thousands of nurses to explore our leading role in the transformation of care, with a particular focus on universal health coverage, the Sustainable Development Goals, and human resources for health.
Please join us for the dissertation defense of Hyejin Kim. The dissertation title is “Exploring Surrogates’ Experiences of POLST Discussions for Individuals with Advanced Dementia.” The dissertation chair is Dr. Mary Ersek.
Please join us for the dissertation defense of Elliane Irani. The dissertation title is “Exploring Home Health Nurse Decision Making: Development And Implementation Of The Visit Plan.” The dissertation chair is Dr. Kathryn Bowles.