Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes
Children’s National Health System

Early in her nursing career, Pam was struck by the fact that some children could survive difficult illnesses and traumas, while others couldn’t. This led her to a career of extensive research, where she explores the roles that communication, hopefulness, and palliative care can play in increasing healthy outcomes for entire family units, even in situations where death is inevitable.