Florence S. Wald (1917 – 2008)

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.
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