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Kathryn E. Barnard

Perry, Shannon E. PhD, RN, FAAN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: February 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 2 - p 13
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000480477.50384.ff

Shannon E. Perry, PhD, RN, FAAN


I was sorry to learn of the death of Kathryn Barnard (In Memoriam, August 2015). She was one of my heroes.

I attended a workshop at the University of Washington in the early 1970s organized by Barnard. T. Berry Brazelton was a speaker, and we were given mimeographed copies of his Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale as handouts. I so wish I had kept my copy!

Later, in the early 1980s, as a new doctoral graduate interested in establishing my own research, I visited Barnard for a consultation. She told me that before she finished one research project, she wrote another grant proposal. At that time, I believe she had had federal grant funding for 13 years. It was a somewhat overwhelming and intimidating model for my aspirations.

She left an outstanding legacy. I am proud to have known her.

Shannon E. Perry, PhD, RN, FAAN


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