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Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Jennifer Kennedy Instructor Bio:

Dr. Jennifer Kennedy is the Vice President for Quality and Standards at CHAP and a nationally
recognized hospice expert. She has more than 35 years of experience as a leader and nurse in
diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 20+ years.
She has a bachelor's degree in nursing, a dual master's degree in health education and case
management, and a doctoral degree in health care education and policy and is a certified
healthcare compliance professional. Jennifer is the lead for the CHAP quality and compliance
team and interacts with CMS and their contractors related to hospice regulatory and quality
issues for hospice, home health, home infusion, pharmacy, and durable medical equipment. She
collaborates with the CHAP Center for Excellence, an education content developer, and also
serves as faculty. She is a member of the ANA's national palliative nursing task group and has
been honored by the UK's St. Christopher's Hospice as a Nursing Pioneer for their 2020
Palliative Care Nursing Project. Jennifer hosts CHAP's monthly podcast, speaks at national and
state events, and teaches Graduate Health Care Administration courses at the university level.

Jennifer Kennedy's Continuing Education Courses

Defining Hospice Nursing: What the Best Hospice Care Looks Like

Defining Hospice Nursing: What the Best Hospice Care Looks Like

This course provides an outline of hospice care nursing for individuals who are in the last six months of less of their life. Participants will learn to identify the unique aspects of providing palliative nursing care for a patient…

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Home Visits in Hospice: Quality and Comfort Toward End of Life

Home Visits in Hospice: Quality and Comfort Toward End of Life

This course provides an overview of hospice nurse case management including the types of home visits that a nurse will complete with a patient and their family receiving hospice care. Participants will learn to identify the patient case…

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The Role of the Hospice Team: What Does the Patient/Family Need?

The Role of the Hospice Team: What Does the Patient/Family Need?

This course provides an overview of the role of the hospice team in caring for a patient and their family at the end of life. Participants will learn to identify the members of the hospice interdisciplinary team and their individual…

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What to Expect in Hospice: The Four Levels of Care

What to Expect in Hospice: The Four Levels of Care

This course provides an overview of hospice care for seriously ill individuals at the end of life as a part of the palliative care continuum. Participants will learn to identify the components and benefits of hospice care at the end…

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Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Patient Death in Hospice Care

Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Patient Death in Hospice Care

Video Runtime: 25 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

This course provides an outline of care interventions by the hospice interdisciplinary team for a patient who is imminently dying. Participants will learn to… Read More

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Hospice Eligibility, Referrals, and Admission Processes

Hospice Eligibility, Referrals, and Admission Processes

Video Runtime: 27 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

Many individuals with a serious or terminal illness are eligible for hospice services. Most individuals are referred in a timely manner to hospice, but an upward… Read More

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Hospice and Palliative Care in the Health Care Continuum

Hospice and Palliative Care in the Health Care Continuum

Video Runtime: 25 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

Nearly 50% of Medicare beneficiaries opted for hospice care in 2017, but there are still gaps in care at the end of life. The 2015 Institute of Medicine (IOM)… Read More

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