During her career, Barbara Reville, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN was committed to care of the seriously-ill as a clinician, leader and educator. Since 2014 she has been the Nurse Director for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Adult Palliative Care division and a nurse practitioner on the palliative care consultation service.
As faculty in the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Barbara built educational content to emphasize nursing’s role in interprofessional palliative care and to empower nurses to fulfill their potential as equal contributors within palliative care’s team-based model. She widely disseminated her ideas through publication of curricula designed to facilitate the role transition to palliative nurse specialist and train the next generation of palliative nurses. In addition, she co-authored a competency assessment framework that was adopted by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses’ Association.
Previously, Barbara served as a leader in the development of inaugural palliative care programs at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and on the nursing faculty for both universities. She is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, a reviewer for the Journal of Palliative Medicine and advocates for the integration of art in health profession education as a member of the Board of Advisors, Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont.
Barbara’s education includes a baccalaureate nursing degree from the University of Vermont, a masters degree in oncology nursing from the University of California, San Francisco, post graduate certificates in oncology and nursing education at the University of Pennsylvania, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.