Palliative Care
Hospital Affiliation: UCLA Health

Abstracts/ Presentations

LAHSA Palliative Care and Hospice 101 Training: a collaborative presentation to share information about Hospice, Palliative Care and Advance-Care Planning with Multiple Homeless Resource teams throughout UCLA. May 3, 2021.  

See My Suffering: Utilizing the DisDat ™ Tool to Identify Suffering in Developmental Delay: co-presentation with Mary Beth Chambers. 2021 NACNS Conference. March 11, 2021. 

Building a Chapter: HPNA Chapter. Leadership Meeting 2020. November 13, 2020. 

Beyond Pain. HPNA National Practice Webinar. Auguust 27, 2019.

Beyond the ICU: Utilizing IMPACT ICU Strategies for Multiple Settings and Disciplines. Co-presentation with Mary Lawanson-Nichols, Critical-Care CNS. March 9, 2020 

Identifying “Triggers” for prompt palliative care consults in the broad-spectrum critical care setting. 2018 NACNS Conference.

Identifying “Triggers” for prompt palliative care consults in the broad-spectrum critical care setting. 2018 NACNS Conference.

Palliative Care: A Cloak of Many Colors. San Diego's 2nd Annual Palliative Care Conference. 2017.

“Comfort Care Beds": an Innovative Strategy to Provide Optimal End-of-Life Care. The International Relationship-Based Care Symposium. 2017.

Beyond Pain: Dealing with Complex Symptoms in the Dying patient. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses NTI. 2017.

Not just for the Dying: Palliative Care in the Progressive Unit. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses NTI. 2017.

Pain Screening in the Delirious Patient: Co-presentation with Michele Ferolito, DNP. NICHE Conference. 2017.


Meyer, J., (2020). Caring for the Individual in the Critical-Care Unit: Core Curriculum for the Hospice And Palliative APRN published by HPNA, 6


2021 Drivers of Change Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist Team, UCLA Health, CENTER


  • Expansion of my Palliative CNS Services across two campuses, including CNS Consults, Education, collaborative practice in project development and the development of a Palliative Champions group in a Neuro ICU unit.
  • Focus on nursing Goals of Care Discussions through the IMPACT educational program, which promotes nursing empowerment through effective communication and gives voice and documentation of nursing contributions to Goals of Care conversations.
  • Multiple Homeless and Community outreach programs, including "Hearing their Voice: Advance Care Planning for the Homeless" and "Hospice Under the Bridge", a community collaborative that promotes compassionate End of Life Care for dying homeless patients.