Respecting Choices

“Pat Tadel has more than 20 years’ experience in hospice and palliative care and holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a post-Master of Science in Nursing/Palliative Care; she has completed a post-doctoral certificate in medical ethics. Tadel’s clinical roles have included hospice case management, as well as extensive experience in administration and leadership, including clinical and business operations management. Her commitment to engagement in the patient narrative is seen in her work supporting special patient populations, the needs of veterans at end of life, faith community outreach, and improving access for underserved populations.

Tadel was involved in the creation and adoption of a POLST form in Illinois and the development of related patient education materials. She was an active participant in National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) workgroups. She received intensive training through the National Institute for Jewish Hospice Accreditation.

Tadel is an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) trainer, a national speaker on facilitation, bioethics mediation, end-of-life bioethics, and active in health disparity ethics.

“Being invited into the disruptive work of shifting care to be more inclusive, more person-centered is an exciting opportunity that fuels me each time I engage with a new team. I learn every day from those willing to take on the hard work of culture shift. How important and how powerful the work of advance care planning is for overall health or an organization.”

Hobbies and Interests
Modern quilting, knitting, reading (especially Science Fiction or complex mystery/detective stories), hiking, being on the water (any water!), never enough time as a Nana, spending time with family and friends”

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