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IAHPC Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter


2005; Volume 6, No 7, July


Maureen Gill Honored – twice!

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Maureen Gill Honored – twice!

Maureen Gill was recently honored by two British organizations for her important contributions in Eastern Europe. Ms. Gill was the IAHPC Traveling Fellow to Siberia last year (insert URL to her report). We congratulate Maureen for her accomplishments and honors and recognize her dedication to improving palliative care in the developing world. Excerpts from the press releases are below.


“Maureen Gill, Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care recently received the Palliative Care Nurse of the Year Award from the Government's Cancer Czar, Mike Richards.

The award, the first of it's kind, was sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Relief and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

Maureen scooped the award for her ground breaking work in the specialty worldwide. Her special project, over almost 10 years, has been to establish and advance hospice services in Siberia, Russia.

Maureen was commended by the panel of judges for her ability to face the challenges in Palliative Care in countries where it was previously unknown.

They agreed that Maureen has shown great courage, high moral and ethical standards where corruption is still rife and a part of everyday living.. The panel added that Maureen's work is challenging, pioneering and often risks personal safety.

Maureen continues her work in the UK as a Clinical Supervisor, Visiting Lecturer and Napp Pharmaceutical Trainer.”

Maureen Gill, Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care, was recently honored by the Beacon Fellowship. This charitable UK organizations aim is to raise the profile of philanthropy by awarding the Beacon Prize to those who "by giving time, money and/or expertise to the community at large thus inspire others to do more…

Maureen's work in developing end of life care mainly in the Eastern Block gained a "Highly Commended" category… Maureen herself was awarded in the Leadership Category and was second runner up only to Sir Bob Geldorf.

The Beacon trust said " the judging process was extremely difficult--Maureen Gill's achievements are truly remarkable"

Maureen, who is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Nursing Standard's Cancer Nursing Practice works freelance for groups such as the South Bucks Hospice, The Clare Maxwell Hudson School and Napp Pharmaceuticals. Her Palliative Care overseas contributions continue in both Siberia and Romania with a lecture trip to Sweden planned for later this year.”


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