Catholic and Dominican Institute

Lecture: Healing at the End of Life

March 16, 2011 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Hudson Hall Auditorium

Sponsored by the Catholic & Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary College, Brother Ignatius Perkins presented a lecture entitled "Healing at the End of Life: A Message of Hope for the Christian Community."

Brother Perkins spoke to the community at large as well as to many students and faculty from the Nursing Division at the Mount.  His presentation was followed by an extended question and answer period, in which he explained the ways in which the Dominican charism may be a powerful tool in bringing peace and dignity to human suffering, especially near the end of life.

Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the dean of Nursing at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. An internationally acclaimed nurse educator, he has served as professor and chair of the School of Nursing and dean of the College of Health and Natural Sciences of Spalding University in Louisville, KY; executive vice president and staff ethicist of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Boston; and chair of the Department of Nursing at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH. While at Spalding, Brother Ignatius established the Center for the Study of Human Dignity, Ethics and Caring in Nursing.