2019-01-11 / Community

Hospice announces award winner

Hospice of Southern Maine honored Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, director of geriatrics education at the University of New England, with the Pope Leadership Award at its annual meeting held Dec. 14 at Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland. The Katherine Pope Leadership Award recognizes a person or organization for visionary leadership, commitment to advancing the work of hospice, and to supporting the mission of Hospice of Southern Maine.

Dr. Katherine S. Pope, a founding member and current corporator of Hospice of Southern Maine, presented the award.

“Dr. Gugliucci’s work on the 48-hour Hospice Home Immersion medical education and research project, in collaboration with Hospice of Southern Maine’s Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, has been inspirational,” Pope said. “Our next generation of healthcare providers need access to end-of-life training and Dr. Gugliucci is helping to make that happen.”

Following the award presentation, keynote speaker Carrie Shaw spoke about her experience as founder and CEO of Embodied Labs, and the recent release of “Clay,” a virtual reality teaching tool about end of life. “Clay” is being used by Hospice of Southern Maine to educate its staff, volunteers, medical students and others about how to have end-of-life conversations.

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