Jean EchlinA series of lectures on palliative care will honour the legacy of former nursing professor Jean Echlin.

Palliative care focus of memorial lecture series

A lecture series focusing on the topic of palliative care will serve to commemorate the late nursing professor Jean Echlin, who died in July 2021.

A pioneer in the field, Echlin helped establish the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and served as its executive director from 1985 to 1987, following a stint as director of nursing at Metropolitan Hospital (now Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus). She continued to provide palliative care clinical consultancy in her retirement.

The first event in the series is set for Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre.

Physician Sheri Bergeron and nurse practitioner Rita DiBiase will present “Palliative care: What it is, what it’s not, and why it matters.” A light meal and networking opportunity will follow the lecture, sponsored by the Faculty of Nursing and the Hospice.

All members of the community are welcome. Admission is free, but registration is required; fill out the form online.

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