School of nursing

School Notes: School of Nursing
January/February 2008

Facility for hospice caregivers named for YSN alumna

The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs dedicated the Florence and Henry Wald House November 7 at its Rocky Hill campus, as a temporary home for families involved with hospice care at the veterans' home. School of Nursing Dean Emeritus Florence Wald ’41MN founded Hospice Incorporated in Branford, Connecticut, in 1971. It has since become a model for hospice care in the United States and abroad. YSN dean Margaret Grey ’76MSN, who spoke at the dedication ceremony, called Florence Wald an inspiration to the school and to all nurses. "Her work in developing hospice in the United States has impacted millions of lives," she said, adding that the Wald House "will provide compassionate care to the families of so many who have served our nation."

Netcast focuses on helping children with diabetes

Dean Margaret Grey's latest netcast is available on Yale University's iTunesU, the library of free netcasts available on Apple iTunes. Episodes are arranged by subject or "series," making it easier to find all Yale netcasts on a particular issue. In YSN's new episode, found under the Health and Medicine series, Dean Grey discusses her research on effective programs to help children with diabetes live healthier lives. YSN's audio and video clips may be accessed by visiting http://nursing.yale.edu/News/Media.

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