Released on January 28, 2021
Compassion Continuing Education online lecture
Harris goes over a slide on the pathways of stress and exhaustion. Harris said these two factors can affect one’s ability to be compassionate. (Photo: Leo Torres, NSM Today)

When alumna Dr. Darcy Harris ’81BSN was a student at UCF, Florida hospital had openings for student nurses. She was placed in the oncology department, and she said she felt immediately it was a fit.

“I was not afraid to talk with people about dying and I wasn’t afraid to be with people who were really struggling and their families,” Harris said. “I felt like this is where I was supposed to be.”

Harris led a lecture Wednesday via Zoom centered around cultivating compassion in the midst of grief as healthcare providers.

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