May 18, 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Professor Aysel Badir, from Turkey,  passed away on 16th May 2017 after a two year struggle with cancer. Aysel Badir, a Professor at KoƧ University, School of Nursing in Istanbul, was a leading and inspirational Turkish nurse who was passionate about advancing critical care nursing practice through research and education in her country.

Aysel was one of the founding members of the European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa). Through her enthusiasm, energy, vision and leadership she helped the Turkish Critical Care Nursing association to establish a strong network of collaborations within Europe, and worldwide. During her tenure in EfCCNa she contributed to supporting and promoting the aims of the Federation leaving a positive and lasting impression. Since 2005, she had dedicated her time to be with her son and continue her scholarly pursuits including research, publication and overseeing a major review and validation of nursing curricula at her University. In recognition for unique talents and outstanding research contributions to Turkish critical care nursing, she was awarded a professorship in 2015.

We will remember Aysel as a warm, friendly, cheerful, resilient and charismatic critical care nurse; an individual with an exceptional vision whose legacy will not be forgotten by EfCCNa and Turkish Critical Care Nurses. Our thoughts, sympathies and sincerest wishes of comfort are with her son Yitigan.

Friends and colleagues from EfCCNa