Bonnie Morgan

Bonnie Morgan

Sought after speaker for health-related conferences, meetings and program – Bonnie Morgan has been a hospice

and palliative nurse clinician and educator for the past 18 years. She was Director of Education for over 10 years for the largest hospice in Phoenix, which daily served over 3000 patients, and was responsible for the initial and ongoing competencies of more than 700 nurses. Her book Pain Management The Resource Guide for Home Health and Hospice Nurses is not only a must-have resource for nurses new to home care or hospice but is also indispensable to experienced nurses.

Bonnie’s presentations offer information of interest to the community and to civic, church and social groups, while others are of special interest to health care workers, teachers, counselors and other professional persons. All of her topics reflect the basic philosophy of hospice care, and all topics can be adapted to meet special needs. She speaks to many healthcare professionals every year, and delivers a message that inspires them, and reminds them why they entered the profession.

Bonnie’s passion is to bring comfort and dignity to patients and families dealing with potentially life-limiting illnesses and to enhance the competencies of health care professionals providing hospice and palliative care.

Bonnie Morgan, RN, MA, CHPN, FPCN

PRESENTATIONS

Communication
• Artful Communications
• Levels of Listening
• Breaking Bad News

Pain Assessment and Management
• Comprehensive Pain Assessment
• Basic Pain Management
• Initiation, Titration and Equianalgesic Conversion of Opioids
• Use of Adjuvants/Coanalgesics in the Management of Pain
• Pain Management in the Cognitively Impaired
• Assessing Pain in Individuals with Dementia
• Routes of Administration of Opioids
• Managing the Side Effects of Opioids
• Customized pain management topics

End Stage Disease

• Care When There is No Cure
• Palliative Care and/or Hospice Care
• ES Disease Guidelines for Hospice—neurological, cardiac, pulmonary, hepatic, renal, other
• Advance Care Planning
• When is Hospice the Right Choice
• Overcoming Barriers to Hospice Care
• Palliative Care in the ICU
• Oncology—Transitioning from Curative to Palliative/Hospice Care
• Management of Oncological Complications
• Dying in America

Non Pain Symptom Management
• Management of non pain symptoms
• Management of delirium at end of life
• Management of agitation at end of life (old term palliative sedation)
• Last Hours of Living—managing symptoms in the last hours/days of life

Full Biography

Full Biography

In 2007, desiring to enhance her clinical skills, she became a palliative care nurse clinician at a local Catholic HealthCare West acute care hospital. Over the past five years, Bonnie has combined her educational and clinical skills as a nurse consultant in hospice and palliative care.

Currently Bonnie is working with an oncologist to develop a palliative care support team in a local cancer center. In addition she works as a hospice nurse educator and clinician. Bonnie served for ten years on the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses, four of those years as Vice President and President of the board. She is a certified ELNEC trainer—End of Life Nursing Education Curriculum; a Master Geriatric Faculty member with ASPMN—American Society of Pain Management Nurses; a Fellow Palliative Care Nurse with Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association (HPNA) and is nationally certified as a hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN).

Bonnie has co-authored the book Pain Management The Resource Guide for Home Health and Hospice Nurses and was second author of Improvement in Pain Management in Long-term Care: The “Campaign against Pain”, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. May-June.2010.

Bonnie’s passion is to bring comfort and dignity to patients and families dealing with potentially life-limiting illnesses and to enhance the competencies of health care professionals providing hospice and palliative care.