Please join us in welcoming the team of Advance Practice Nurses launching Palliative Care across the INTEGRIS Health system. Goals for this service are to assist chronically ill patients and families by improving their quality of life though advanced disease management, pain assessment, symptom relief and identification of available treatment options.
Kelly Briggs, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Briggs earned her master’s degree in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. She is interested in acute care medicine and stated, “As a result of my experience in practicing medicine, I have found there is a profound need for palliative care services and the vital role an advance practice provider plays in increasing the quality of life for patients with a chronic medical diagnosis. Initiation of palliative care services enhances treatment and prevention of suffering. I will also observe each patients spiritual, cultural, physiological, mental and familial aspects of care.”
Naomi L. Miller, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Miller earned her master’s degree in nursing from South University in Savannah, GA. She is very passionate about teaching. “Helping patients become educated about their health is what drives me. Dealing with an illness as it progresses is hard, not only on the patient, but on the caregiver and family. My mission is to make them as comfortable as possible for everyone involved.”
Sheena Musgrove, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Musgrove earned her master’s degree in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Musgrove states, “I am honored to be a part of this health care team and my goal is to improve the quality of life for every patient I treat. I listen to each patient’s struggles, strengths and find out about their support system to assist with developing a plan of care that honors their wishes. I want to make a difference in my patient’s lives and focus on the things that my patients can do to enjoy life while balancing the struggles of dealing with a serious illness.”
For more information, call INTEGRIS Palliative Care at 405-603-6928.