Awards and Honors

Streets named after Elisabeth in Meilen, Switzerland & Nieuwkoop, Netherlands


(Condensed list)

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion, Mary Baldwin College, VA, 1985

American Academy of Achievment – Golden Plate Award

American Academy of Bereavement – Outstanding Achievment 1998

Am. College of Health Care Admin. – President’s Award 1993

Backbone of Thanatology Award, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation, 1977

City of Dallas – Special Recognition

Colonel on Staff, Governor E.W. Edwards, Louisiana, 1974

Community Leaders & Noteworthy Americans Award, Raleigh, NC, 1978

Dedication & Outstanding Support Award, CHI, Alexandria, VA 1985

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Award, American Society of Hospice Care, Weston, MA, 1985

Emergency Nurses’ Assoc. – Special Recognition

Enriching the Circle of Care Award, CHI, Alexandria, VA 1985

Fellow of the College of Human Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1976

Fones Award, CT State Dental Association, Hartford, CT, 1986

Gardner Visionary Award, Pathways Hospice Foundation, Palo Alto, CA 2010

Gerard B. Lambert Awards – Special Recognition

Golden Key to City, Memphis, Tennessee, 1977

Golden Plate Award – American Academy of Achievement 1980

Honorary Citizen, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1972

Honorary Citizen, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1974

Honorary Deputy Sheriff, State of Tennessee, County of Shelby, 1979

Honorary State Senator, Louisiana, 1974

Honorary Member, Christophorus Hospiz Verein, Munich, Germany, 1986

Honorary Member, Yoga Fellowship of N. Ireland, 1985

Honorary Member, Mark Twain Society

Honorary Member, Board of Trustees, Foundation of Hospice and Home Care, WA, 1983

Humanitarian Award, International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends, Inc.; Solano Beach, CA 1977

Ideal Citizen Award, Chicago, IL, 1977

Inclusion in: Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 1986

Inclusion in: The World Who’s Who of Women, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 1986

Life Fellow, John F. Kennedy Library, 1987

Life Member, World Institute of Achievement, Raleigh, NC 1986

Living Legacy Award, Women’s Intl. Center, La Jolla, CA, 1984

Modern Samaritan Award 1976

National Hospice Organization – Founders Award 1993

One Hundred most Important Thinkers of the Century – Time Mag. 3/99

One Hundred most Important Books of the Century – NY Public Library Patron,

Bereavement Counseling Service, St. Anne’s Church, Dublin, Ireland, 1987

President’s Cabinet Award, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI, 1979

Service to Mankind Award, Southwest Sertoma Club, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977

Southern Birmingham College (Lifetime Achievement) 1995

Teilhard Prize – Teilhard Foundation 1981

Tokyo Soc. of Med. Sciences (Univ. of Tokyo) – Special Recognition

University of Detroit – The Presidents Club

Visiting Nurses Assoc. of Greater Philadelphia (Lifetime Achievement) 1995

Woman of the Year Award, Ladies Home Journal 1977

Woman of the Decade, Ladies Home Journal 1979

World Institute of Achievement – Outstanding Achievement 1986

Declaration and Call-to-Action on Palliative Care & COVID-19

Witnessing, with the rest of the world, the overwhelming physical, social, emotional and spiritual suffering COVID-19 is inflicting on infected persons and their families globally;

Recognizing that palliative care is aimed at prevention and management of serious health-related suffering;

Observing with great concern that the persons infected with COVID-19 are isolated from their families, and may never see them again;

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