Judy Dobson is employed as a hospice and palliative care nurse educator. Judy has gained extensive experience caring for patients with end stage disease through her time working as a hospice director; Judy organized the first local bereavement camp for children and teens in her area. She earned her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and also holds certifications as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and as a Hospice Trainer. Judy remains a strong advocate for excellence in the field of hospice and palliative care and prepares nurses to sit for the NBCHPN certification examination.

In addition to Judy's expertise caring for end stage disease hospice patients, she will draw from her invaluable experiences in acute care departments caring for this specialized patient population as well, including: emergency departments, medical/surgical, end stage renal disease, pediatric oncology, gastroenterology, and flight nursing. She has also encountered many of these end stage diseases through personal family experiences as well, which adds another important perspective to the discussion.

She is a sought-after end-of-life presenter, having shared her keen insights at the local, state, and national levels. Judy is an ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trained presenter in Core and Geriatric Education. She recognizes that caring for persons with end stage disease requires extreme sensitivity, deep compassion, and extraordinary knowledge. Attend this seminar to learn from Judy's passion and expertise to provide optimal care for patients confronting the progression of an end stage disease.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial Judith A. Dobson is a Hospice/Palliative Care Educator. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Judith A. Dobson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.