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2017 In The News

The opinion section of the Richmond Times Dispatch printed "Compassion in the Crevices: A Nurse's Story" by CCI Director, Tim Cunningham.

Clinical Ambassador Jonathan Bartels talks with WVTF, the local NPR station, about "The Pause". Listen here

UVA Connect made an announcement about Clinical Ambassador Jonathan Bartels being named one of six finalists for the Schwartz Center's National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award.

The AfJEM blog interviewed Director Tim Cunningham ahead of his keynote "Moving Through Suffering Towards Resilience" at the Emergency Medical Society of South Africa's conference in October.

The local NPR station did a segment on the Compassionate Care Cart as a stress busting service in UVAMC. Listen here.

Check out the UVAToday Q&A with CCI Assistant Director Tim Cunningham about his time in Sierra Leone with Clowns Without Borders. You can also read more about his adventures in this blog post.

Dean and CCI Director Dorrie Fontaine and Faculty Ambassador Rebecca Harmon share some graduation advice: "Take care of yourself. And find an employer that does, too." Read the full opinion piece, here.

WINA's Jeanne McCusker and her guests share a community conversation about death and dying ahead of the "Being Mortal" screening. Listen here.

Battling burnout, one nurse at a time: An interview with Dean and CCI Director Dorrie Fontaine. First appeared in UVA's print publication, ILLIMITABLE.

Former clown empowers nurses to care compassionately: A write-up from UVA's Radiology and Medical Imaging about an early morning talk given by assistant director, Dr. Tim Cunningham.

Theresa Brown's recent blog post on "Nightingale" talks about how mindfulness can be an act of self-care for nurses and cites the work we've been doing at UVA in the Compassionate Care Initiative! Check it out, here.


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2017 Awards

15th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing:


The River in Paradise by Anne McClure (RN-BSN '17)


Airhugging An Angel by Emily Buongiorno (CNL '18)

The two student authors were honored at a VA Festival of the Book event on Saturday, March 25, 2017, where attendees received copies of all the entries. Each student also received a monetary award (thanks to the School's donors to the Annual Fund and the Alumni Association) and a small gift to help them continue to give voice to their nursing experiences. Congratulations Anne and Emily!