2021 William T. Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professorship

The William T. Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professorship is a dedicated lecture series created to help healthcare providers minister to the needs of dying persons and their families, as well as to their fellow professionals who provide the care. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing is able to offer this exceptional series of lectures devoted to end-of-life care because of the generosity of William Cashdollar’s wife, Kathy Cashdollar.


Mrs. Cashdollar, through her caring concern, observed the extreme difficulties involved in communication as she experienced the dying of her husband, William. She played an integral role in the creation and direction of this important lectureship. It was her dedication and concern that enables UTHSC to continue this lectureship in end-of-life care.


Mrs. Kathy Cashdollar passed away in 2007 after dedicating nearly 20 years of her life to this important endeavor. She was able to see, firsthand, the interest in end-of-life care continue to grow until it is now a national priority, not only for nursing, but health care in general.

Target Audience

Nurses, nursing students, healthcare professionals, and caregivers who are interested in end-of-life care and/or palliative care. All audiences that are interested in this topic are encouraged to attend.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 ANCC
  • 2.50 Attendance
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Cynda H. Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics

Berman Institute of Bioethics/School of Nursing

Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics

Johns Hopkins University

The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing, Memphis  is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In order to receive full contact credit(s) for this NPD activity, you must:

• Complete at least 80% of the educational activity and 
• Complete and submit the evaluation

A conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this NCPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

Commercial Support: No

Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No

Off-label Product Use: This NCPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Available Credit

  • 2.50 ANCC
  • 2.50 Attendance
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