Bernice Catherine Harper, Hospice Pioneer

Title

Bernice Catherine Harper, Hospice Pioneer

Description

The vocation of everyman and woman is to serve other people.

LEO TOLSTOY

Bernice Catherine Harper received the Global Vision Award in recognition of her work in expanding access to palliative care in Africa. Ms. Harper toured hospices in Zimbabwe and South Africa with other American hospice leaders in 1999 and recognized the tremendous impact that the burgeoning AIDS pandemic was having on African hospice leaders and their programs. Many countries and regions had no hospices, while the hospices that did exist were severely challenged. In response, Dr. Harper and her colleagues formed the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, now known as FHSSA. Trained as a social worker, Dr. Harper has dedicated her career to critical healthcare issues including minority health issues and hospice care.

In the second photo: Don Schumacher presents the Global Vision Award to Bernice Harper.

Creator

National Association of Social Workers & National Hospice Foundation

Date

2012 & 2015

Source

https://www.nationalhospicefoundation.org/sites/default/files/styles/carousel__210x210_/public/bernice_don_gala-2012.jpg

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jEM61PRpWY4/maxresdefault.jpg

Rights

Source: Pioneers Honored at Annual Gala . (n.d.).National Hospice Foundation. Retrieved October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/QhxG6U

Publisher

National Association of Social Workers & National Hospice Foundation

Contributor

National Association of Social Workers & National Hospice Foundation

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Award

Identifier

Bernice Catherine Harper, Hospice, Awards, Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe, AIDS, Foundation fo Hospices

Coverage

United States

Files

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https://www.nationalhospicefoundation.org/sites/default/files/styles/carousel__210x210_/public/bernice_don_gala-2012.jpg

Reference

National Association of Social Workers & National Hospice Foundation, Bernice Catherine Harper, Hospice Pioneer, National Association of Social Workers & National Hospice Foundation, 2012 & 2015

Cite As

National Association of Social Workers & National Hospice Foundation, “Bernice Catherine Harper, Hospice Pioneer,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 8, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/372.