The CHPCA was pleased to announce that the 2001 Award of Excellence in Hospice Palliative Care was presented to; Laurie Anne O’Brien a palliative care nurse, leader and advocate from St. John’s Newfoundland.
Laurie Anne O’Brien is driven, effective and tireless in her advocacy. She is patient, knowledgeable and charismatic in her teaching.
In her career she has accomplished so much:
- She co-founded the 1st Newfoundland palliative care program as well as the Newfoundland and Labrador Palliative Care Association
- Serves on the CHPCA Board of Directors and has made significant contributions to initiatives such as National Standards, Communications Committee and the Quality End- of-Life Care Coalition
- Laurie Anne spends many hours teaching, speaking and advocating the right of all Canadians to equitable, quality end-of-life care
- Founded, chaired and or participated in numerous human service associations, among them: the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology; Newfoundland Bereavement Association; and the Provincial Palliative Care Conference Committee.
Consistently, Laurie Anne enhances the lives of those she touches, providing compassionate care to patients and their loved ones far beyond the work day. As cited in the “Canadian Nurse” magazine recently, “It is Laurie Anne’s passion of palliative care that sustains her.”