May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time to recognize the professional contributions of nurses in delivering exceptional care to those in need.
Hospice nurses take on a critical role in caring for terminally ill patients and their families. Comfort is a hospice nurse’s primary focus and advocating for patients is always their number one priority. Hospice of the Red River Valley registered nurses (RNs) are specially trained in pain control and symptom management. They provide exemplary patient-centered care guided by the individual’s wants and needs.
In honor of National Nurses Week, we spoke with Hospice of the Red River Valley RN Judy Hendry—who works with patients in and around Grand Forks, Crookston and Thief River Falls areas—about the distinct role of a hospice nurse and her experience providing care and support to our patients and their families.