Cara A. Jennings, MD, is a fellow; Barton T. Bobb, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, is an advanced practice nurse; Danielle M. Noreika, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond, Virginia , USA ; Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, FAAN, is Clinical Director, Pain and Palliative Care, Thomas Palliative Care Services, Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond, Virginia , USA .
30 Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Recognized - Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan
Patrick Coyne, RN, of the Medical College of Virginia, is one example.
After participating in the advocacy training, which was designed and conducted by Burness, Coyne was able to secure funding from the Virginia Legislature for a new curriculum on pain for health professionals statewide.
Armed with a policy strategy and powerful messages, Coyne and a few partners, including a patient who could tell a personal story about living every day in pain, started knocking on doors in the state capital.
"Palliative Care Algorithms" is presented by Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, ACHPN, FAAN.Mr. Coyne is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Palliative Care/Pain Management at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health Care Systems in Richmond, VA.Patrick has initiated and oversees the multi-disciplinary Cancer Pain Center within the Massey Cancer Center that obtains referrals on difficult cancer/HIV pain management situations throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
He has also developed and is a member of the Palliative Care Team and is the Clinical Director for the Thomas Palliative Care Program, which seeks to augment patient needs within the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.Mr. Coyne also serves as a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Nursing and Medical faculty.