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Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing Names New Editor

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is pleased to announce that the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) has appointed Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, as the new editor of The Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

"Dr. Ferrell is a leading authority on palliative care and pain management and we are honored to have her service in this critical role," said Judy Lentz, RN, MSN, NHA, CEO of HPNA. "Her lifelong commitment to the end-of-life issues that matter to our readers will help to further elevate the journal's role as a leading authority on palliative nursing care."

With more than 32 years of oncology nursing experience, Dr. Ferrell has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. She is a Professor and Research Scientist at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a member of the National Cancer Policy Forum and chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.

Dr. Ferrell has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts, and has authored five books on pain management and palliative care. She is principal investigator of a study funded by the National Cancer Institute on "Barriers to Pain and Fatigue Management" and principal investigator of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project. She directs several other funded projects related to end-of-life care and QOL issues in cancer survivors.

The Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing is the official journal of the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association and is the leading professional, peer-reviewed journal for nurses in hospice and palliative care settings. Focusing on the clinical, educational and research aspects of care, JHPN offers current and reliable information on end-of-life nursing.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons(r); and electronic information providers, such as Ovid(r), UpToDate(r), Medi-Span(r), and ProVation(r) Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008
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About the Hospice Palliative Nurse Association (HPNA)

Established in 1986, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is the nation's largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care. HPNA members work in the specialty of palliative nursing across the life span continuum, and include advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants who care for people with life-limiting and terminal illness.

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