Inspiration for Activism!
- Began her nursing career at the Henry Street Settlement in New York.
- Served in the Signal Corps during World War II.
- Became Dean of the Yale University School of Nursing in 1958; resigned as Dean in 1968 to study the British approach to care for the terminally ill.
- Opened the first hospice in the United States in 1971.
- Initiated training for inmates in Connecticut to become hospice volunteers for dying inmates, an approach that became a model for prisons worldwide.