Nora Hennessy

Nora Hennessy is a senior in the Nursing School at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently works as a student geriatric associate at a local hospital. Last summer, she did research at Trinity College Dublin titled "End of Life in an Acute Hospital Setting- A Systematic Review of Families’ Experience of Spiritual Care," published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Additionally, Nora was the research manager for a review on palliative care triggers for adults with life limiting illnesses. She is on the leadership committee of the Penn Newman Catholic Center and Programs for Religious, Interfaith, and Spiritual Matters. She is an avid runner,
coffee drinker, and cat mom.


School of Nursing, Class of 2021

Research Interests



end of life care



pastoral care


Research Areas
Spirituality in Healthcare
American and Asian Religions
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