Nursing Grand Rounds: Dr. Betty Ferrell and the Future of Palliative Care: After the Storm

Jennifer A. Turner
October 24, 2022
Dr. Betty Ferrell
Dr. Betty Ferrell

Dr. Betty Ferrell, internationally renowned palliative care expert and ELNEC principal investigator, visited MUSC for Nursing Grand Rounds November 10-11.

View photos from both events.

Palliative Care Showcase: All that is PC at MUSC and Beyond
November 10, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
MUSC Bioengineering Building 110
reception to follow

Nursing Grand Rounds: Dr. Betty Ferrell
The Future of Palliative Care: After the Storm
November 11, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
MUSC Drug Discovery Building 110

Betty Ferrell, R.N., Ph.D., MA, CHPN, FAAN, FPCN has been in nursing for 44 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is the Director of Nursing Research & Education and a Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and has over 480 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is Principal Investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)” project and directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and QOL issues. She was Co-Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. 

Dr. Ferrell completed a master's degree in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. She has authored eleven books, including the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (5th Edition, 2019) published by Oxford University Press. She is co-author of the text The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing published in 2008 by Oxford University Press and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care (Templeton Press, 2010). In 2013 Dr. Ferrell was named one of the 30 visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In 2019 she was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. In 2021 Dr. Ferrell received the Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted as a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing.

For more information:
Dr. Kathleen Lindell
College of Nursing Associate Professor
Mary Swain Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Health | 843-792-9763