Pat Tadel has over 20 years of experience in hospice and palliative care and holds a master’s degree in nursing, a post-master’s degree in nursing/palliative care, and has completed a post-doctoral certificate in medical ethics.
Her 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 ongoing work supporting special patient populations, including the unique needs of veterans at end of life as well as improving access for underserved populations.
Tadel was involved in initial steps to create and adopt the use of a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form in Illinois and the development of patient education materials related to such documents. She has been actively involved in select workgroups with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). She also received intensive training through the National Institute for Jewish Hospice Accreditation.
Tadel is an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) trainer and a national speaker on issues related to facilitation, bioethics mediation, and end-of-life 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."
Modern quilting knitting reading (especially Science Fiction or complex mystery/detective stories) hiking being on the water (any water!)