Gina Santucci, MSN, FNP, APN-BC
Supporting an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to pain and symptom management is one of the cornerstones to good pediatric palliative care. As a nurse practitioner I see my role as a clinician and educator in managing pain and other distressing symptoms during the course of a child’s illness.
Pain and symptom management, Communication, Children with medical complexity
Pain management, improving communication skills
Santucci G., Kang T., Introduction to Pediatric Palliative Care In: Kobler, K., Limbo, R., (Eds) Conversation in perinatal, neonatal and pediatric palliative care. Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing (2017) 1-7.
Santucci, G., (Ed) Core Curriculum for the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Nurse 2nd Edition. Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association; 2017.
Santucci, G., Battista, V., Methylnaltrexone for opioid induced constipation in patients at the end of life. International Journal of Palliative Nursing (2015) 21 (4).
Battista, V., Santucci, G., Presenting pediatric palliative care as a model of care for the hospitalized child. In: Dahlin C, Coyne PJ, Ferrell, BR (Eds) Oxford Textbook of Advance Practice Palliative Nursing. New York, Oxford Press (2015)
Santucci, G., Mack, J. Common gastrointestinal symptoms in pediatric palliative care: nausea, vomiting, anorexia and cachexia. In: Kang, T., Munson, D., Klick, J. (Eds) Pediatric Clinics of North America (2007) 54(5) 673-689.
Santucci, G., Battista, V., Kang, T., Caring for the Infant with Trisomy 18: The bioethical Implications of Treatment Decisions on Nurses. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (2004). 16 (7) 388-393.
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