Practice: Improving access and quality, implementing new knowledge
The Center for Nursing Excellence in Palliative Care promotes nursing excellence in palliative care practice across Emory Healthcare, including Emory University Hospital, Emory Midtown Hospital, and Johns Creek Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Atlanta VA Medical Center. These palliative care settings serve as a valuable clinical arena for nursing students to learn about implementing palliative care principles in clinical practice. Current inpatient and outpatient palliative care services at these settings are provided and managed by the Emory Center for Palliative Care (Director, Tammie Quest, MD).
The Center for nursing Excellence in Palliative Care also promotes developing and implementing innovative palliative care delivery models. Led by Dr. Carolyn Clevenger, the Integrated Memory Care Clinic is an innovative nurse-led outpatient clinic providing comprehensive patient-centered care, including palliative care services, to patients with dementia and their family caregivers.