Victims of violence are part of our patient population on Braunwald Tower 8. To better care and support our patients, we partner with the Brigham’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP). One of the key members of the VRP is Rahsaan Peters. Rahsaan introduced us to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI), which was spearheaded by Clementina Chéry, who lost her teenage son to senseless gun violence. The Peace Institute supports members of the community who have been affected by gun violence and continue their work in spreading peace across the city. Part of that work is the annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace.

In honor of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month, Nov. 20–Dec. 20, our Tower 8 Practice Councils recently partnered with the LDBPI to create seven wreaths with the seven principles of the Peace Institute: faith, hope, unity, forgiveness, love, courage and justice.

Diane Tsitos, DNP, RN
Nursing Director
Braunwald Tower 8 Burn/Trauma/Surgical