American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine has contributed a $3,500 grant to St. John Hospice, which will assist in creating a new resource area.

This area will feature published literature, original brochures and books designed specifically for St. John Hospice, and other useful information about issues patients might encounter during their hospice stay.

Since 2012, St. John Hospice has provided families in Antigua and Barbuda with resources and information on grief, death, and the dying process. AUA’s Faculty Liaison Dr. Shannon Nanna has been working closely with St. John Hospice Administrator Jane George-John to develop a program that will allow AUA medical student volunteers to assist in creating original literature and disseminating information to patients and their families. These volunteers will work with patients, families, and staff at the hospice as part of AUA’s community outreach program.