Marquette University News Release

Geriatric and palliative care expert to keynote Wake Memorial Lecture

October 27, 2014

MILWAUKEE  Dr. Carol Olson Long, R.N., F.P.C.N., will present “A Cultural Journey in Palliative Care: Impact and Insights” for the James Wake Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballrooms, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Long is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on geriatric and palliative care in community-based and long-term settings. She was also recognized by Marquette as the 2013 College of Nursing Distinguished Alumna of the year, and was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurses in 2014. Her presentation will identify trends in palliative care globally and provide exemplars of novel approaches and partnerships created to promote capacity building from a transcultural nursing perspective.

Long is co-director of the Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia program at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, Arizona, and an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Her work has taken her overseas to Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East for training sessions. She has written numerous articles, book chapters and abstracts on a variety of health care matters related to gerontology, end-of-life care, pain, and dementia care in hospice, home health and long-term care settings. She is a fellow of palliative care nursing with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, a transcultural nursing scholar with the Transcultural Nursing Society, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

A reception will follow the lecture. For more information or for special needs, contact University Special Events at (414) 288-7431. Parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure located between West Wisconsin Avenue and West Wells Street. Registration is recommended and available online. Media interested in attending the lecture should contact Clare Peterson in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-6195.

The lecture is presented by the Marquette University College of Nursing Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care. The event is in memory of James Wake, late husband of former Marquette Provost Dr. Madeline Wake. James Wake’s career was devoted to helping others through social work and chaplaincy.

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