About the Author
The Silver Pen (formerly brooksidebuzz.com) began as a way to discuss my journey with breast cancer. I believe that breast cancer happens within the ecosystem of family, friends and community. Consequently, I decided to take the holistic approach and write about breast cancer with style, humor and Silver Linings.
My Work and Teaching
The Silver Pen is unique because of my candidness that incorporates my personal and professional experiences. I am a Pediatric and Adult Palliative Care Nurse and Social Worker with graduate degrees in Bioethics and Child Development.
I have worked as an educator, clinician, trainer, and consultant at the City of Hope National Medical Center, the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. My areas of expertise are in the field of pediatric palliative care, ethics and health care decision-making.
My Speaking Program
I have extensive experience speaking nationally on a family centered approach to working with families facing life-threatening illnesses, bioethics, and grief and bereavement.
Please contact me at email@example.com if I can contribute as a speaker or educator to your workshop, seminar, panel or conference.
Speaking topics include:
• How to talk with children about a cancer diagnosis in the family.
• Grief and bereavement after the death of a parent.
• Grief and bereavement after the death of a child.
• How to help a loved one diagnosed with cancer.
• Ethical and Legal issues in health care.
• Navigating the health care system: from the time of diagnosis throughout the trajectory of care.
• Introduction to hospice and palliative care.
• Introduction to pediatric hospice and palliative care
Harrington Jacobs, Hollye. (2011). Pediatric Palliative Care Ethics and Decision Making. In Altilio, T. & Otis-Green, S. (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work (pp. 637-650). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Harrington Jacobs H., Malloy, P., Kelly, K. (2010). Arts and humanities in palliative nursing education. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 39(5), 941-945.
Harrington Jacobs H. & Fewster-Thuente, L. (2010). Moral Code: Ethical issues in pediatric palliative care. Hope 2010, 25.
Harrington Jacobs H., Ferrell B.R., Virani R., Malloy P. (2009). Appraisal of the Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training Program. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 24(3), 216-221.
Malloy P., Virani R.M., Kelly K., Harrington Jacobs H., and Ferrell B.R. (May 14, 2008). End-of-Life Care: Improving Communication Skills to Enhance Palliative Care. Published Online.
Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/12632.
Malloy, P., Virani, R., Kelly, K., Harrington Jacobs, H., and Ferrell, B. (2008).Seven years and 50 courses later: End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) continues commitment to provide excellent palliative care education. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 10(4), 233-239.
Harrington Jacobs, H (2005). Ethics in pediatric palliative care: A nursing perspective. Journal of Pediatric Nursing (20)5: 360-369.
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