Southington Care nurses help edit palliative care nursing guide

Ann Minor, left, and Esther Rankine display the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” for CNAs. The two women served on the editorial board for the third edition.

Ann Minor, left, and Esther Rankine display the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” for CNAs. The two women served on the editorial board for the third edition.

Two Southington Care Center employees recently served on the editorial board for the third edition of the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” guide published by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association.

Ann Minor, RN-BC, HN-BC, CHPN®, board-certified hospice nurse and holistic care coordinator at the care center and Jerome Home in New Britain, and Esther Rankine, CNA, worked closely for three months to review the manual and suggest changes.

“I selected Esther for this project because she is incredibly compassionate and very knowledgeable,” Minor said in a press release from Hartford Healthcare Senior Services.

The purpose of the study guide, Minor said in the release, is to assist certified nursing assistants in becoming more knowledgeable about hospice and palliative care to improve a patient’s quality of life. It also serves as a study guide for those taking the national board-certification exam.

Southington Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, and is a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services.

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