Board Member

Ms. Bettina Korn

Vice Chair IAPC

End-of-Life Care Coordinator, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

As a member of the IAPC for over ten years, Bettina was elected onto the Board of Directors in 2018 were she currently serves as Vice Chair.

Bettina is employed by St James’s Hospital, Dublin where she coordinates the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, a national programme which aims to improve all aspects of end of life care in acute hospitals. 

Having originally qualified as a nurse in Germany, Bettina moved to Ireland in 1996 and worked for 15 years as a Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist where she developed her interest in palliative care while working with patients with advanced non-malignant lung diseases. Her MSc in Nursing (TCD, 2009) explored Family caregivers’ experience of COPD end-of-life care in the home. Bettina was a lead investigator on the Survey of Bereaved Relatives: VOICES MaJam (2017) study.

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