Promoting the relief of suffering through compassionate care
Jennifer Gentry, RN, MSN, ANP BC, ACHP, EPCN, is a nurse practitioner and palliative care coordinator for the Duke University Hospital palliative care consult service.
She is a graduate of the Duke University School of Nursing as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner and is certified as an adult nurse practitioner and as an advanced hospice and palliative nurse.
Gentry is a trainer with the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) and is active in teaching principles of palliative care to learners from all disciplines. In 2004, she received the ELNEC Award for Excellence from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Experienced in both acute care and long-term care settings, Gentry was featured in the monograph, “Advance Practice Nursing: Pioneering Practices in Palliative Care” by the Center For Excellence in End of Life Care for her work in long-term care.
In 2009, she was named a fellow in palliative care nursing from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and received the ONS Foundation/Pat McCue End of Life Career Development Award. In October 2009, Gentry was named one of the “Great 100” nurses in North Carolina.
Gentry’s clinical and research interests include nursing communication with patients and families at the end of life, supporting professional caregivers, and geriatric palliative care.