About Carolyn Hilburn

About Carolyn Hilburn

About Carolyn Hilburn

Carolyn Elizabeth Hilburn was born on April 9, 1947, in Mountain City, Tennessee. She married Brookie Hilburn Sr. on July 2, 1966, and joyfully welcomed two children, Joey (05/11/1968) and Ricky (11/26/1970). Carolyn worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse until 1976 when she furthered her education and earned her license as a Registered Nurse. She worked at High Point Regional Hospital in North Carolina on the Orthopedic floor for 38 years as a staff nurse, and ultimately a charge nurse. Carolyn poured her life and passion for healthcare into her patients and her coworkers. She worked faithfully at her job until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer late in 2010. Carolyn passed away on May 5, 2012, at the young age of 65 years.

Carolyn Hilburn was a doting wife, mother and grandmother. All who knew her encountered a woman of great love, compassion, and generosity. To this day, family, friends, colleagues, and patients attest to her warmth, kindness and giving spirit. Many remember the mountainous platters of candy she freely baked and distributed at Christmas every year.
This foundation memorializes the giving spirit of Carolyn Hilburn and honors her life and work by offering compassionate support to nurses battling cancer.

Who We Are

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Helpful Tips for Nurses Supporting Patients with Cancer and Other Causes

Nurses play a critical role in caring for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. Here are some helpful tips for nurses to consider when supporting patients:

"Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription."
- Val Saintsbury

Build Trust

Building trust with patients is key to providing effective care. Nurses can establish trust by listening to patients, answering their questions, and being transparent about treatment options and outcomes.

Address Emotions

Cancer and other serious illnesses can be emotionally challenging for patients and their families. Nurses can support patients by acknowledging their feelings and providing resources for emotional support, such as counseling or support groups.

Provide Education

Education is key to empowering patients and helping them make informed decisions about their care. Nurses can provide education on treatment options, side effects, and self-care strategies to help patients manage their condition.