Sessional Nursing instructor Rita DiBiase ( BSN ’96) was honoured this week as the eighth recipient of the Lois Fairley Community Service Award, presented by the Windsor-Essex chapter of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, in recognition of her care and compassion.
DiBiase developed and will co-teach the Advanced End of Life Care graduate course as part of the Faculty of Nursing's Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care.
The new instructor is a palliative nurse practitioner at Windsor Regional Hospital - Cancer Program and had implemented several projects with the Faculty of Nursing prior to joining the program. Most recently, she worked with Drs. Linda Patrick, Laurie Freeman-Gibb and Kathy Pfaff to measure the impact of a Compassion Fatigue Resilience Program on Cancer Program staff.