4th Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Conversations at End of Life

November 11, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, UVA School of Nursing

Online registration is closed, but you can register on-site for an additional fee.   

A collaboration of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Hospice of the Piedmont, UVA School of Nursing,  and UVA School of Medicine.

Course Director(s): Kenneth White, PhD, AGACNP
Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ - 4.25; Contact Hours - 4.25; Hours of Participation - 4.25

RESILIENT NURSES - Episodes 5 & 6 Available!

Since 2014, CCI has sponsored RESILIENT NURSES, a public radio documentary series heard on more than 78 NPR stations, nationwide on SiriusXM satellite radio, and downloaded more than 11,000 times.

Throughout the series, award-winning producer David Freudberg, takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges faced by those in the nursing profession, RN burnout, and the many ways some nurses are harnessing the power of mindfulness and resilience to fight it. Episodes 1 through 4 are available here.

Now, in two additional productions, Freudberg examines nursing’s future, and how nursing schools like UVA’s are preparing new nurses for the difficult, if exhilarating journey ahead.


Got resilience? Why teaching clinicians to be mindful and resilient makes for more compassionate, safer, higher quality care -- and how the Compassionate Care Initiative does it. Watch our new video to learn more.

Ambassador Spotlight

The Compassionate Care Initiative is very proud of Clinical Ambassador Jonathan Bartels, who has been named one of six finalists for The Schwartz Center's National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award! The Award recipient will be announced and honored on November 16, 2017, at the 22nd Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner.

Another Clinical Ambassador Joy Miller was also nominated for this national award and received an honorable mention.

Thank you both for your commitment to helping and healing others through extraordinary acts of compassion - well-deserved, national recognition for you both!

FREE Drop-in Sessions

All of our drop-in sessions are free and open to the public. Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

Please note, there are no drop-ins November 22-26, as the University is closed for Thanksgiving.

Meditation | 12:15-12:45 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Michael Swanberg or Julie Connelly
Yoga | 12:15-1:00 p.m. | The Studio, Health Sciences Library
Led by Zoie Gaidos
Please bring your own mat. If you do not have your own mat, you can check one out at the library.
Guided Meditation | 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | The Studio, Health Sciences Library
Led by Betty Mooney
Mindfulness Meditation | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Sam Green

Meditation | 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Jonathan Bartels
Yoga | 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Mala Cunningham (in Oct. & Dec.) and Teddi Sipe (in Nov.) 
Guided Meditation | 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | The Studio, Health Sciences Library
Led by Betty Mooney
T'ai Chi | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Hiromi Johnson
Co-sponsored by CSC.
Yoga | 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Dorothe Bach

Pearl of the month

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things." 

                                          --- Maya Angelou