Help us break down structural and systemic racism in healthcare

A personal message from Karen Bullock

Dear CPB Friend:

My work at Boston College gives me a platform for preparing the next generation of social work practitioners in hospice and palliative care.

My work as a member of the Center for Practical Bioethics Board of Directors gives me a platform for supporting the work of two people whom I consider to be mentors for their unwavering support for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare:

  • The late Dr. Richard Payne, who served as the Center’s John B. Francis Chair; and
  • John Carney, who will retire as President and CEO of the Center at the end of this year.

Serving as a Center Board member keeps me grounded and abreast of issues involved in serious illness care and enables me to “carry the torch” that I saw them carry — to provide leadership and expertise in the area of health equity and health disparities.

I am especially excited in times like these about the work the Center does with community partners. Recently, along those lines, I was thrilled to train Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care employees on diversity and cultural competency with John Carney.

Your support for the Center helps to

train the next generation of clinicians, researchers and scholars

on practices that lead to undoing structural and systemic racism.

If you share my commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare,

I ask you to please donate to the Center today.


Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Professor and Head of School of Social Work
North Carolina State University

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