Dartmouth Hitchcock Palliative Med

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Dartmouth Hitchcock Palliative Med


Lisa Stephens, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with 30 years of experience in hospice and palliative care. For 10 years, Lisa was employed by Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. While there, she worked in a variety of roles as a Facility Coordinator/ Team Leader, Educator and advanced clinician. Lisa chaired a transdisciplinary practice committee, developed nursing procedures and competencies, and oriented many nurses in the home care and hospice house settings.  In 1999, Lisa received the National Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse of the Year Award. Lisa joined the Palliative Medicine Service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH in 2002 and is responsible for helping to create a strong clinical service and a growing educational footprint. She is the Associate Director of the HPM Interprofessional Fellowship at DHMC. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient clinical services and is currently the Lead Nurse Practitioner on the team. Lisa is one of a small number of nurse practitioners who has received an Excellence in Teaching award from the Department of Medicine. She has published on hospice team members, hospice comfort kits, models for outpatient palliative care and on caring for patients with advanced cancer in the HPNA Core Curriculum for Advanced Practice Nursing. She lectures locally, regionally and nationally on pain and symptom management and communication in palliative care. She was accepted for induction as a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing in 2020.