The University of Minnesota's 

Wald Lectureship

The Wald lectureship was established by Derry Ann Moritz and Charles Shepard with the intentions of "providing a public forum for hearing a noted scholar in the area of palliative care/hospice/end-of-life care, and for drawing together faculty and care providers throughout the community to reflect on the care of persons who are dying."


Florence Wald

Florence Wald (April 19, 1917 – November 8, 2008) was an American nurse, former Dean of Yale School of Nursing, and largely credited as "the mother of the American hospice movement".


She led the founding of Connecticut Hospice, the first hospice program in the United States. Late in life, Wald became interested in the provision of hospice care within prisons. In 1998, Wald was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

With Gratitude

This Florence Schorske Wald Lecture is made possible through the financial support of the University of Minnesota's Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership.