Topic: Debbie Volker

Faculty Appreciation Week is here

March 4, 2010
Faculty Appreciation Week is here

The Senate of College Councils is hosting Faculty Appreciation Week March 1-5. Faculty will be treated to breakfasts, lunches, discounts at local restaurants and UT Athletics events, receptions and more.

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In the Know

March 1, 2010
In the Know

The March 1 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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Nursing researcher examines what people want to control as end of life unfolds

June 2, 2008

After 30 years in nursing, Debbie Volker has learned if there's one thing people want to do on their own terms, it's die. She tells the story of a weakened, dying woman who just wanted to have her Christmas tree decorated. The woman hung a few ornaments each day, succumbing to cancer a few days before Christmas. But the tree was done. Another patient's request was to be transported by air from Houston to West Texas so he could see his cattle one last time.

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Patient control and end-of-life care

Jan. 24, 2008

Professor Debbie Volker discusses what people want regarding personal control and comfort at the end of life.

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