Jerry Soucy,is always known as the Death Nurse. His nursing practice is palliative care and he writes a compelling blog about his work with patients and families at the end of life. COVID19 brings these issues front and center. We are watching hospitals across the country scramble for respirators and learn of families being separated from their critically ill loved ones in real time. Jerry shares his expertise in an informative video and provides resources in this guest blog. Please also visit Jerry’s website: Death Nurse.
Bio: Jerry Soucy, BSN, RN – Expert nurse for patients and families facing serious illness and end of life. Certified in palliative care and hospice. Experienced in multiple settings, including specialty intensive care (high-risk bone marrow transplant, neuroscience), hemodialysis, inpatient palliative care, and hospice care in the community. Services: case management, consultation, advocacy, and education for clinicians, caregivers, and the community.
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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