Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group has two awards open for nominations
- The Lifetime Achievement Award is to honour a registered nurse and/or nurse practitioner, who is member of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group (CHPCNG) has made outstanding contributions to Hospice Palliative Care (HPC), HPC nursing and the HPC nursing group during the course of their nursing career.
- The Leadership Award is to honour a registered nurse and/or nurse practitioner, who is member of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group (CHPCNG) who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership through advocacy for high quality and safe hospice palliative care, the generation and application of related knowledge and research, and the establishment of collegial partnerships, and/or contributions to the professional development of others through education, consultation, leadership, and mentorship. Nominations for the awards will open today and close on March 15th.
This award is given annually to a Personal Support Worker in Ontario, nominated for excellence in hospice palliative care. (This award, and the following award were developed by Life and Death Matters and tribute Kath’s aunt Frances Montgomery.)
- The award celebrates Frances Montgomery and her commitment to caring for the dying within her family and extended community. This award acknowledges the invaluable contribution of Personal Support Workers in providing excellent care for the dying, support for families and loved ones, and helping to move quality hospice palliative care forward in Ontario.
This award celebrates the immense contributions of the social community in caring for people at end-of-life and acknowledges that care of the sick and the dying is “everyone’s responsibility”.
- This award acknowledges the invaluable contribution of community members who provide care and support for people throughout the living-dying and bereavement process. It is presented to an individual who is a dedicated “compassionate community caregiver”. It is hoped that the award will be used to help the individual access education or educational resources to increase their care competencies.
Nurses in the United States are eligible for a wide range of awards listed on the HPNA website. Nomination forms are available on the website and completed forms are due July 1, 2018. Consider someone to nominate!