For release: April 19, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Bro. Ignatius Perkins
Internationally recognized ethicist and nurse educator Bro. Ignatius Perkins will
discuss “Fulfilling Nursing’s Promise – The Ethics of Healing and Hope at the End
of Life” at the University of Memphis next week. He will give the Loewenberg School
of Nursing Distinguished Lecture on April 26 at 4 p.m. in the University Center Theatre.
A reception will follow. The events are free and open to the public.
Perkins is a professor and dean of nursing at Aquinas College in Nashville, where
he oversees all activities of the nursing programs and directs the RN-BSN program.
His international reputation as a leader in nursing, health care ethics, and higher
education is helping the college realize its new vision for nursing education, “Human
Dignity, Flourishing and Health Care of the Person.”
Before his appointment at Aquinas, Perkins was project director and coordinator of
health care ethics programs for the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York.
He has served as professor and chair of the School of Nursing and dean of the College
of Health and Natural Sciences at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., and president
and staff ethicist of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Boston. Perkins is
a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Parking for the lecture is available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University
For more information, call 901-678-2020.
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preparing leaders who promote the health of the global community through excellent
teaching, rigorous research, and collaborative practice/service. This commitment is
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LSON’s educational programs are designed to meet the health care needs of Memphis
and beyond by preparing graduates for professional practice, leadership roles in health
care, and scholars/educators in nursing.