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Palliative & End of Life Care RIG
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To promote and support research focused on palliative & end‐of‐life care. Our membership includes nurses with a broad range of research experience, from tenured professors who are established researchers with experience in securing grant funding and methodological expertise, to practitioners with clinical expertise related to end of life research, and nursing students whose passion lies in this area. This broad range of experience is useful in networking and sharing ideas regarding both theoretical and practical concerns in end of life research.

Who Should Join?

We welcome your participation in the Palliative & End of Life Care RIG. We are looking forward to meeting everyone who is interested in research regarding end of life issues, from symptom management during life-threatening illness to caregiver issues to grief management for the bereaved.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Continue to improve/increase communication and networking between RIG members outside of the Annual Meeting 
  • Highlight the research and recognize the accomplishments of our members through all available mechanisms (e.g. MNRS website/MNRS Matters newsletter and Research Briefs

2018-2019 Goals

  • Update RIG directory of members with research area and population of interest to facilitate collaboration among RIG members
  • Distribute information of interest to RIG members on a regular basis (e.g. lpolicy and legislation, NINR initiatives, member publications and awards, current trends in palliative and end of life research, member highlights)

2018-2019 RIG Contacts

Chair Renee Kumpula
Chair-Elect Rebecca Lehto rebecca.lehto@hc.msu
Past-Chair      Christine Fortney
Grants Rep Masako Mayahara

2018-2019 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens: To be announced
Closes:  To be announced

Best Dissertation Award
Distinguished Scientist Award
New Investigator Award
Best DNP Project Award

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary 

Click here to view the Palliative & End of Life Care RIG Minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference

Click here to view the minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Palliative and End of Life Care LinkedIn page, click here.

RIG Listserv

A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

Click here to access member only group content