November 1, 2017

During National Family Caregivers Month and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Dr. Patricia A. Grady shares information about NINR’s work in end-of-life and palliative care science and caregiving research in her latest Director’s Message.

Dr. Grady addresses the importance of considering the needs of caregivers when treating patients with serious diseases, as well as the value of communicating the benefits of end-of-life and palliative care to patients and their families.

In her message, Dr. Grady highlights NINR’s resources for those with serious illnesses and their caregivers, including a palliative care brochure, and an evidence-based pediatric palliative campaign that offers resources for health care providers, patients, and their families.

Additionally, Dr. Grady includes information on NINR’s recent summit: “The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together,” which explored the issues and challenges facing caregivers.

“I applaud the dedication of family caregivers and the remarkable work by nurse scientists to broaden palliative and end-of-life care research and research on caregiving,” said Dr. Grady.

Please visit www.ninr.nih.gov/directorsmessage to read the new Director’s Message.


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