Starting the Conversation: End-of-Life Communication in Oncology Nursing With Stacey Simons, NP, AGPC-BC, ACHPN, AOCNP

At this year’s Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Washington, DC, Stacey Simons, NP, AGPC-BC, ACHPN, AOCNP, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Corewell Health in Dearborn, Michigan, presented a thought-provoking talk entitled Effective End-of-Life Communication with Patients, Families, and Colleagues. In this interview she further discusses advance care planning (ACP), its role in cancer care, and more, including:

  • The role of the oncology nurse in ACP and goals of care discussions with patients
  • Patient and clinician barriers and disparities surrounding ACP
  • Tools and techniques that oncology nurses can employ to aid in these discussions
  • Resources on ACP that oncology nurses can utilize

About Ms. Simons

Stacey Simons, NP, AGPC-BC, ACHPN, AOCNP, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and certified Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist at Corewell Health in Dearborn, Michigan. With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Simons is passionate about advance practices in palliative care and oncology nursing. She was a recipient of the ONS Foundation Scholarship in 2015 and has been a member of ONS since 2008.

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