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Sacred Heart University College Of Nursing Presents Lecture On Compassion

WHAT: The Sacred Heart University College of Nursing and the Center for Healthcare Education Inaugural Year Lecture Series presents “A Dialogue on Compassion: The Lived Experience.” Guest speakers will discuss compassion in healthcare.

WHO: Dominic Vachon, Ph.D., is the director of is the director of the Ruth M. Hillenbrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his position as director, Vachon was the director of Behavioral Medicine and Caring Science Training at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s Family Residency Program. He has been training physician residents in the areas of patient-physician communication and professionalism and is also a practicing psychologist specializing in neurofeedback therapy.

Jean Watson, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor and dean emerita at the University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center. There she held the nation’s first endowed chair in caring science for 16 years. Additionally, Watson is the founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also the founder and director of non-profit foundation Watson Caring Science Institute.

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor of Catholic thought at SHU. He previously held the positions of president and vice chancellor at Saint Thomas University in Canada where he was also a professor of English and religious studies. Higgins came to SHU in 2010 as a visiting senior executive in residence. The Canadian educator, writer and journalist has assisted the University in a variety of roles.

WHERE: TBL Lecture Hall S116 at the Center for Health Care Education at Sacred Heart University, 4000 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, at 1 pm

SPONSOR: Sacred Heart University College of Nursing

TICKETS: The event is free and open to the public.

PRESS: Media coverage is welcomed. Please contact Deb Noack at 203.396.8483 or noackd@sacredheart.edu for further information.