Upstate News

September 16, 2004
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

SUNY Upstate nursing professor selected for national conference

SYRACUSE, N.Y. —Meega Wells, a professor in the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University, was one of 99 nurses from across the country selected to participate in a three-day course on end-of-life nursing care held at The City of Hope (COH) Cancer Center in Pasadena, Calif., in June. The program, titled End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium: Promoting Palliative Care in Advanced Nursing Practice, is for nurses who provide education for graduate nursing students. The program addressed end-of-life care; pain and symptom assessment and management; cultural considerations; ethical issues; communication; loss, grief, and bereavement; last hours of life; and achieving quality care at the end of life.

Wells, a registered nurse, holds a master’s degree in nursing and a professional certificate in advanced nursing practice. She lives in Fayetteville.

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