• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

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  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 22, 2020!

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult. Deadline March 15, 2020.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


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Deborah Dunn and Michelle Moccia Discuss: The Ethics of End-of-Life Care

Regardless of one’s healthcare condition, contemplating end-of-life care is never an easy thought process for the patient or loved ones.

For nurses who are tasked with helping to guide decisions related to the initiation of palliative care and advanced directives, no two scenarios are the same and ethical dilemmas can often arise. ADVANCE recently spoke with three nurses who shared their most frequent types of ethical decisions that they’re confronted with and how they have attempted to navigate specific encounters.

Though they spend their time in two distinctly different settings, Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C, a senior program director in the emergency department (ED) at St. Mary Mercy Livonia (MI) Hospital, and Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-BC, a part-time private practice gerontological nurse practitioner who works in the Greater Detroit region (and is a dean/professor/and former nurse practitioner program director at Madonna University College of Nursing and Health in Livonia), say the lack of advanced directives is the most common risk to facing an ethical crossroads during the delivery of care...

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From the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) 2018-2019 Board of Directors:

  • Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-BC, president elect
  • Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C, past president

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