Compassionate care is at the root of all endeavors at the School, and informs every class, program, strategy, and scholarly project we do.

Work done this realm is informed by a trifecta of initiatives that have had a powerful presence and legacy at the School, including the Compassionate Care Initiative, the Center for Appreciative Practice, and the Center for Interprofessional Collaborations.

Our Team

co-director, Center for Interprofessional Collaborations, clinical professor of nursing, and associate professor, School of Medicine

Associate professor of nursing

Kluge-Schakat Professor of Compassionate Care and Director of the Compassionate Care Initiative


Co-director, Center for Interprofessional Collaborations, ACNS coordinator, DNP director, assistant professor

Professor of nursing, the Woodard Clinical Scholar, co-director of UVA Health's Wisdom & Wellbeing initiative