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  1. Gilliss, C. L., Remembering Florence Schorske Wald, friend and mentor., Illness, Crisis & Loss, vol. 17 no. 4 (2009), pp. 3430347, ISSN 1054-1373
    (last updated on 2011/01/30)

    The world knows Florence S. Wald as "the mother of the American hospice movement." I knew her in her later life as a mentor and friend. This may not seem unusual, as Florence was a warm and generous human being who continued her professional involvements late into her life. In fact, the unusual aspect of our relationship resulted from two of Florence's many extraordinary qualities: 1) her willingness to share her own life experience in ways that informed others of life's possibilities; and 2) her insight that professionals continue to benefit from--actually need--mentorship throughout the life of their careers. She provided me with professional support at critical times and afforded me the privilege of witnessing life's closing chapters, a tutorial filled with wisdom and borne of uncommon generosity.