At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
Identify three (3) dimensions of hospice care.
Identify four (4) members of the interdisciplinary group.
Identify three (3) common ethical issues in end-of-life care.
At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about hospice care by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.
Ginny Crockett-Maillet, MSN, RN
Ginny has more than 39 years of nursing experience in women's health, oncology care and cancer navigation, hospice and palliative care and clinical nursing education. She has a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University with a specialty in Nursing Education in addition to her advance practice training as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Ginny has also attained advanced training and certification on hospice, palliative and end of life care through ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) as well as training on end-of-life care for the dementia patient through the Alzheimer’s Association. She has served as Associate Nursing Faculty at the graduate level serving as clinical instructor in the Family Nurse Practitioner program for Walden University and
as Affiliate Faculty in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Colorado Christian University where she taught courses on hospice and palliative care, maternal childcare, and community health nursing. Ginny served as educator on hospice and palliative care to more than 700 physicians, RNs, and a variety of health care providers for 3 years while at Pathways Hospice. While at Pathways
Hospice, she was also responsible for the creation of educational tools and outreach for health care professionals at local assisted living and long-term
care facilities. Ginny has also served as Clinical Nurse Educator at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where she was responsible for development of educational courses for all nursing staff and developed and taught the LPN-IV certification course for all LPN staff. Ginny is a published author on the role of Nurse Practitioners in oncology care and patient navigation and hereditary breast cancer syndromes. Ginny is a member of the Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Coalition, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the Oncology Nursing Society where she served as Co-editor of the Breast Cancer Group newsletter for two