Leslie Griffith is a Clinical Staff Nurse IV on the Oncology Unit at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She has been a Clinical Nurse for 40 years, working in several major University Hospital settings - including an Acute General Care Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Burn Unit, and for the last 28 years in the Pediatric Hem-Onc- SCT Units with Stanford.
Leslie is well known for her passion for providing excellence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care within her institution. She is actively involved with both the Unit-based Palliative Care Committee and an NSL Hospital-based Palliative Care Committee which have helped organize 8 ELNEC conferences, 2 Workshops on Communication Skills for End-of-Life Care, and most recently a 4 hour Mini End-of-Life Care Workshop. She has also been involved in helping organize numerous Oncology-SCT Time of Remembrance Programs; as an annual event which honors and remembers the children who did not survive their disease. Her compassion in working with dying patients has been recognized with 2 Daisy Awards, a Grace Award ( Employee of the Year), letters of acknowledgment from physicians, and numerous Starfish Awards from her colleagues for providing exceptional compassionate End-of-Life Care. She was a participant in the National Cancer Institute and The City of Hope's Advocating for Excellence in Palliative Care program, as well as an award recipient. She has been involved in several community organizations over the last several decades with bereavement support - including KARA and the Okizu Foundation, which are based in the San Francisco Bay area. Even though Leslie has attended several hundred training, workshops and conferences about Death and Dying over the last 40 years; she still considers her greatest teachers to be the patients and families she works with; as well as her greatest inspiration.
- Creating a Practical End-of-Life Care Mini-Workshop (204-3)
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital — Stanford
- Sunnyvale, California