Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life

In 2013 the Compassionate Care Initiative was given a generous endowment from the Haney family to support sustainable collaboration between Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH), Hospice of the Piedmont (HOP), UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine. The goal of this annual conference is to support our community members who provide care to those at the end of life and to inspire new conversations about how we can best care for each other.

Course Director: Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN

Upcoming activities (2018-19)

FALL 2018

We were proud to support the Virginia Film Festival’s (VAFF's) screening of the documentary América, and facilitate a post-screening discussion with one of the subjects of the film, Diego Alvarez Serrano. The film won the VAFF Programmer's Award for Documentary Feature. Thank you to everyone that joined us!


SPRING 2019

What do I do now? Caring for Yourself and Loved Ones Through Serious Illness
A Community Open House

March 27, 2019
Jefferson School City Center (Charlottesville, VA)

More details to be announced.

Planning committee members: Peggy Bishop (SMJH), Michelle Bushrow (HOP), Cathy Campbell (UVA School of Nursing), Hannah Crosby (UVA School of Nursing), Tim Cunningham (UVA School of Nursing), Aurora Durkee-Warren (SMJH), Tammy James (SMJH), Rachael Palm (HOP), Elizabeth Patterson (UVA CME), Tim Short (UVA School of Medicine) and Ayesha Yousuf (UVA Medical Center).