On September 11, during the International Palliative Care conference in Montreal, Professor Margaret Somerville received the 2014 Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, sponsored by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research.
The Institute wished to honour Professor Somerville’s career, stating that “she has been a bold beacon of reason in both her academic work and the public square against legalizing euthanasia, arguing for better access to high quality palliative care, especially pain management in caring for dying people.”
This new award is named after Jean Echlin, a registered nurse and palliative care expert, who continues to teach nursing courses at the University of Windsor. Founded in 1982, the deVeber Institute conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions.
Congratulations, Margaret Somerville!