Marquette University News Release

Marquette’s College of Nursing sponsors discussion on African-Americans’ perception of palliative care in Milwaukee

November 22, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union
Henke Lounge
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Marquette University College of Nursing and the college’s Institute for Palliative and End-of-Life Care will host a panel presentation and discussion, “Palliative Care in African-American Communities: Focus Group Study,” Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The three principal investigators of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation-funded focus group project – Dr. Margaret Callahan, Marquette University’s interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing; Dr. Ronda Hughes, associate professor of nursing; and Dr. Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor of nursing – will discuss what was learned from Milwaukee’s African-American communities about their wishes regarding palliative and end of life care.

The session is designed to spark conversations about new ideas and initiatives for strengthening palliative care access and services for African-Americans in the Milwaukee area.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Nursing. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required and can be done by emailing Andrea Petrie, director of development in the College of Nursing, at For additional information, contact Petrie at (414) 288-4781.

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