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Elizabeth Day, RN, MSN, CHPN

Elizabeth Day is an Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing Theory, Clinical and Simulation Instructor for Fresno City Community College in California. Prior to this, she was a Clinical Manager for a large hospice agency in Sacramento and currently serves on the steering committee for starting a local hospice chapter in Fresno, California. Elizabeth has gained tremendous insight into death and dying through her nursing experiences, including intensive care, neurology, medical/surgical, and home care. She also served as a Hospice & Home Health Surveyor for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Elizabeth won the Excellence in Caring Practice Award twice from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She has co-authored a chapter on "Ethical Considerations for Neuroscience Nurses" for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Core Curriculum. She is also a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on topics pertaining to death and dying, spirituality, cultural diversity, communication, stress management and compassion fatigue. Elizabeth's signature saying is: "Death is not routine, even though it is a part of life. Neither the patients facing death nor the patients' loved ones will ever tell you that death is routine. This is where we as health care professionals can make a difference, not only in the lives of our patients, but also in the lives of those left behind."

Disclosures: PESI HealthCare and Elizabeth Day indicate that the content for this educational activity is without bias of any commercial product or drug. There is no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.