Suzanne Gordon to Present Bullough Lecture At UB

By Lois Baker

Release Date: August 26, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Suzanne Gordon, journalist, author and health-care commentator on National Public Radio, will present the second annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture, sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Her topic will be "The Challenges Facing Nursing During An Era of Market-Driven Health Care." The lecture will be free, but reservations are required.

The Dr. Bonnie Bullough Lecture was established in 1996 through a $100,000 gift from Vern L. Bullough to honor the memory of his wife and colleague, Bonnie, former dean of the UB nursing school, who died in 1996.

Gordon is the author of five books and more than 250 magazine and newspaper articles about health care, nursing and women's issues. Her latest book, "Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines," was published by Little Brown in 1997. Her earlier books were "Black Mesa: The Angel of Death," "Lonely in America," "Off Balance: The Real World of Ballet" and "Prisoners of Men's Dreams."

She is co-editor of "Caregiving: Readings in Knowledge, Practice, Ethics and Politics," and "The Abandonment of the Patient: The Impact of Profit-Driven Health Care on the Public." She also is a commentator on NPR's "Marketplace," and an adjunct professor in the McGill University School of Nursing.

Co-founder of Nurses Network for a National Health Program, Gordon is a co-author of the "Massachusetts Call to Action" of the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 1997.

Gordon has won numerous awards for her writing from regional and national nursing associations.

For information or to make a reservation, call 716-829-2533.