This edition of Making the Case features Elissa Al-Chokhachy. Elissa Al-Chokhachy, MA, RN, HPCN, FT, is a graduate of New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and Boston College School of Nursing. She is the recipient of the 2011 American Red Cross Healthcare Hero Award, the Boston College Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing, and the Dr. William B. Stevens Award for “The Nurse Who Enjoys Her Work the Most”.
In 2009, Elissa received a Master’s of Art Degree in Thanatology from Hood College where she completed graduate research on apnea in the terminally ill. She has worked as a hospice nurse, a private duty nurse and a health care counselor. Board certified in hospice and palliative care nursing, Elissa is also a fellow in thanatology: death, dying and bereavement.
With her life dedicated to bringing comfort, hope and healing, Elissa passionately cares for the dying and the bereaved.