Special article: Leadership in palliative nursing

Betty Ferrell, Ellen Taratoot Friedmann

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In 2016, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association created the Nessa Coyle Leadership Fund to recognize the career achievements of Nessa Coyle, PhD, RN, as a pioneer in the field of palliative nursing and an exemplar of leadership. The first lectureship recognizing this award was presented at the annual assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in February 2017. This article is based on that lectureship and summarizes key leadership themes identified in Dr Coyle's career.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-204
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • Ethical issues
  • Family caregivers
  • Mentoring
  • Palliative nursing
  • Presence
  • Suffering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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