Congratulations to Shirley Brogley, ACHPN, APN-BC, winner of the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition (DEOLC) Annual Excellence Award for Pain and Palliative Care in the nursing category. Brogley participates in the Pain/Palliative Care Nurse Liaison Course at Christiana Care and was integral in creating the No One Dies Alone program.
“Shirley’s initiative and drive to improve the care for our patients at Christiana Care helped form the No One Dies Alone Program,” said Director of Visitor and Volunteer Services Margarita Rodriguez-Duffy. “She helped create the policies and procedures, and continues to support the program by training the vigil volunteers. Her knowledge that she so freely shares with others is very valuable. We appreciate and benefit from her expertise.”
Brogley is active within Christiana Care and the community, constantly networking to promote the causes of excellent pain management and palliative care. She is board-certified in hospice and palliative nursing care. She is a founding member of the Delaware Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Initiative and a board member and treasurer of the Delaware Pain Initiative and the national/local chapter of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. She has 25 years of hospice nursing experience and has worked in the pain management and palliative care specialty since 2005. She completed the Harvard “Palliative Care in Education and Practice” course.
In presenting the award, DEOLC President Terry A. Towne, MS, RN-BC, NE-BC, said Brogley “clearly represents an extraordinary nurse … hard-working, and an unbelievable networker … who knows how to get the right people engaged and get things done. Her organizational and networking skills make her the glue of the clinical team.”