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Sigma Theta Tau International welcomes you to its Tau Iota Chapter website.
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Dr. Verna Hendricks-Ferguson obtained her BSN and MSN from SIU-E and a PhD in Nursing at Rush University. She completed a 3-year T32 NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University. She is recognized as an expert in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care (PC/EOL) and received certification as Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN) from the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association. Her program of research has focused on (a) parents’ preferences to receive PC/EOL information; (b) pediatric oncology provider’s HCPs delivery of prognostic and PC/EOL information to parents of children with cancer; (c) parental concerns about symptoms experienced by a child with cancer during hospice care; and (d) music and art interventions for children with cancer during palliative care. Her research has been funded by several organizations, including the (a) National Institute of Health, (b) Oncology Nurses Society, and (c) Alex Lemonade Foundation for Children with Cancer. Also, she has received numerous awards in Palliative Care Nursing.
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