Competencies for the Nursing Assistant
Competencies for the Nursing Assistant
Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant Competencies, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-934654-12-5

The use of competencies delineate nursing assistant roles and responsibilities in the performance of safe, consistent, compassionate state-of-the-art end-of-life care, which conforms to the patients’ and their families’ wishes. Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant Competencies, describes the intellectual, interpersonal, technical, and moral competencies necessary the nursing assistant. These competencies are outcome-specific and measurable. It covers the major topics and issues, including: current practice; behavioral expectations as outlined by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Credentialing Center (HPCC) CHPNA certification; and knowledge expectations for the nursing assistant (NA) emerging from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant.

Developed by the Nursing Assistant Competency Team - Jeanne M. Martinez, RN, MPH, CHPN; Eileen R. Chichin, PhD, RN; Judy Lentz, RN, MSN, NHA; Brevelee Crawford, CNA; Jana Donovan, RN; Ruth Mary Edwards, RN, CHPN; Kathy Egan-City, MA, BSN; Delinda Green, HHA; Nikki Hill, RN; Rebecca Kennedy, RN, CHPN; Patricia Kooy, CHPNA; Ellen Schulman, RN, MA; Beth Warkentin, CNA; Donna Wills, CNA, HHA; and Constance Dahlin, ANP, BC, ACHPN
16 pages; soft cover


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