• 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.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 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!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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...

    Find out about it!

  • 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)


    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

How Can We Afford to Die?

Everyone deserves to die with choice and dignity. Unfortunately, in America that is often not the case.

Dying can be a costly, high-stress event, filled with bureaucratic red tape, emotionally wrought families, insurance tangles, and legal disputes. On a broader scale, the persistent cloud of a struggling economy and the nation's political policies can further complicate matters.

Nursing Economic$, The Journal for Health Care Leaders, examined the controversial issues surrounding the process of dying in a special May/June 2012 issue. The journal presents extensive evidence and research from nurse leaders, as well as workable solutions.

“Now is the time to bury past demons and discussions surrounding ‘death panels’ and replace them with conversations on progressive approaches to expanding hospice and palliative care, and the use of advanced directives in the United States,” said Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, and Nursing Economic$ editor.

The special issue contains articles that detail skyrocketing costs, the discomfort people experience in talking about death, and the emotional strain of end-of-life care. Six research reports are also presented. The authors outline alternatives to the care individuals usually receive at the end of life.

View/read selected articles and to order a copy (May/June 2012) of this special issue.

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