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Palliative care, Gerontological nursing, Transitional care
Susan Parker's areas of practice are transitional care, palliative care and gerontological nursing. Within these practice areas she is active in the translation of evidence-based knowledge into practice. Parker's DNP project investigated the satisfaction that patients and family members reported with the care received during palliative care consult visits provided by APRNs. Currently, her practice involves working with a team of APRNs, social workers and pharmacists in providing state of the art transitional care to high risk patients during their first 30 days post acute care discharge.
Susan Parker maintains current knowledge in her field and provides education to nursing students at the university level. Parker has always enjoyed learning, and recognizes that teaching requires continual investigation and learning. Students provide teachers with so much inspiration and the drive to continue to be the best. They are always teaching us.