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Hazel Jackson, NP

Biography

Hazel Jackson is currently the Hospice Case Manager for the Atlanta VA Eagles' Nest Community Living Center at the. She received her Masters of Nursing in Adult Health Oncology from Emory University, her bachelors of nursing from Alfred University in Alfred New York. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health . She is also certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing, Pain Management Nursing and Gerontology Nursing.

Ms. Jackson attributes her compassion for caring for end-of-life patients in a wide variety of setting, to her experience gained from her different nursing roles; as critical care nurse, home health and hospice nurse, clinician, educator, and administrator. She has received numerous awards related to her contribution to caring for veterans at the end-of- life, mentoring and empowering nurses to strive for excellence in providing care to veterans. They are: The 2010 Marion Ryan Artistry in End-of –life Nursing Care Award, the Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence from the Nurse Organization of Veteran Affairs 2009, the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association award for innovations in End of Life Care and the American Society Of Pain Management Nurses Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of excellence in pain management 2011, National Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification Award 2007, National Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association Innovation in End-of- Life Care Award 2006, the Under Secretary of State Health Award for her outstanding contribution for improving end-of-life care for veterans in 2004, Commendation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for serving as faculty at the third National Leadership on Pain Management and End of life Care Conference 2003, a commendation from the, Department of Veterans Affairs for serving as faculty at the second National Leadership on Pain Management and End of life Care Conference 2001, and as faculty at the first National Leadership on Pain Management and End of life Care 1999. She also received the Georgia Nursing Association Peer Award 2002 for innovations developed and implemented to improve the care for end-of-life care for residents in the CLC, empowering, mentoring and educating staff in care of residents in the CLC and the National Oncology Society Community Services Award in 1988.

Ms. Jackson is the author of "Heavenly Scene"; in Voice Massage: Scripts for Guided Imagery, published by Oncology Nursing Society 2002, and Educational Tools and Flyers For Staff, supplement of the Veterans Helath Systems Journal (V.H.S.J) 2000. She has authored several abstracts and presented posters and spoke on educational topics at many national conferences: Such as: An Eagle has left the Nest; Let the Home Going Celebrations Begin: A remembrance Ceremony for Veterans who Die in the Atlanta Eagle Nest Community Living Center 2010, Sharing agreements with Community Home Hospice Agencies: A Team approach that Optimizes Comfort for Terminally Ill Patients 2001, The Development of an Admission Tool for the Assessment of The Palliative Care Symptom: Pain,Oncology Nursing Society Clinical Forum, 27th Congress edition entitled “, December, 2001,The Development of an Admission Tool for the Assessment of The Palliative Care Symptom: Pain. University of South Flordia “ Charting the Course in End-of-Life Care: From Research to Policy and Practice". November 2003. “Sharing Agreements With Community Home Hospice Agencies: A Team Approach That Optimizes Comfort For Terminally Ill Patients”, 2004, 5th Clinical Conference on Hospice and Palliative Care., “A Race for A+ Nurses Documentation on Pain Management in the Nursing Home Care Unit: An Action Plan for Success. American Society For Pain Management Nursing Conference Booklet, 2006 and "A Race for A+ Nurses Documentation on Pain Management in the Nursing Home Care Unit: An Action Plan for Success". Oncology Nursing Forum, Volume 33:2, March 2006.

She served a member on local and national Ethics committees, including Emory University Joint Task Force on Futile/Medically Inappropriate Treatment from 2002-2003, in addition to several leadership roles on the board of Directors for the Atlanta Oncology Nursing Society. She is a former member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Membership Committee, chaired the awards committee from 2007-2009 and has been appointed Chair of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Certification Award committee for 2012. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Organization, Oncology Nursing society, American Society of Pain Management Nursing and the Nurses Organization of Veteran Affairs.

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