The PLIDA Education and DEI committees are pleased to announce that a new webinar has been added to our Perinatal Bereavement Webinar Series: Connecting Through Distance and Diversity. Please join us March 24th for "COVID 19 and Marginalized Communities: Evidence-based strategies to support grief and bereavement among pediatric patients and their families" presented by Cheryl A. Thaxton, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN. This webinar is presented at no cost to PLIDA members, but registration is required. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 24th @3PM CST

COVID 19 and Marginalized Communities: Evidence-based strategies to support grief and bereavement among pediatric patients and their families. (Cheryl A. Thaxton, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN)



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During this session, Dr. Cheryl Thaxton will discuss the demographic aspects of generational loss related to the COVID 19 pandemic, and the possible long-term impact on children who have experienced generational loss related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Thaxton will  also review key methods of supporting the grief and bereavement of pediatric patients who have experienced generational loss and will conclude her presentation with an exercise utilizing an interactive platform.

Dr. Thaxton has over 29 years of experience in nursing which includes several years of experience in critical care, palliative care, primary care, nursing leadership, curriculum development, program development, and nursing faculty. Dr. Thaxton graduated from George Washington University’s DNP program, she has devoted several years of her career to research surrounding the specific needs of children and adults with life-limiting illnesses. She has served as National Faculty for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) for several years. The ELNEC project is a national and international educational initiative to improve palliative care. Since 2000, ELNEC is a collaboration between the City of Hope, Duarte, California, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC. Dr. Thaxton is one of the founding members/former Program Coordinator for the Duke Children’s Pediatric Quality of Life Team in Durham, North Carolina. She coordinated a grant-funded, year-long weekly multi-disciplinary course for Duke’s pediatric staff addressing "A Total Approach to Suffering in Children: Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care." In 2019, Dr. Thaxton received the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award and she was also designated as a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN) which is bestowed upon Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) members who have made significant contributions to HPNA, the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) and/or the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF). In 2020, Dr. Thaxton was selected to Co-Chair the Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Task Force Co-Chair for the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC). In 2021, she received the DFW Great 100 Nurses award, and she was the recipient of the Nessa Coyle Palliative Leadership Award. Dr. Thaxton has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and has led community fundraising activities for patients with end-stage kidney disease.