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Library dedicates resources on end-of-life care

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1999 - Fall / 2000 - Winter


Paul M. Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale, and Florence Wald, former dean of the School of Nursing, came to the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library in September to dedicate the Kennedy-Wald Library Resource Center for Care at the End of Life. The resource includes a website as well as a collection of books, tapes and other educational materials. Wald, a member of a team of health professionals who founded the country’s first hospice, donated her professional library to form the nucleus of the new resource collection. Professor Kennedy’s wife, the late Catherine Kennedy, founded Leeway, an extended care facility for patients living with AIDS.