Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

Our Mission

The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (HMS CPC) aims to ease suffering and enhance the quality of care for patients and their families dealing with life-threatening and/or serious illness, through fostering leadership and supporting outstanding educational programs in palliative care. By educating future generations of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, the Center serves as a national and international resource for the best practices in palliative care education and practice.


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Janet Duncan, MSN, CPNPJanet Duncan, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Advanced Care Team, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston


Educational and Professional Experience


University of Wisconsin


BA, Sociology, Boston University


BS, Nursing, Boston University


MS, Nursing, Simmons College


Staff RN, Medical Unit, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA


Staff RN, Intensive Care Unit, Lawrence General Hospital


Staff Nurse I, Oncology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital


Staff RN, Adult Oncology Unit, New England Medical Center


Staff Nurse II Oncology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital


Staff Nurse III , Oncology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital


Co-founded PACT


Clinical Educator, Oncology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital


PNP and Nursing Director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston


PNP with PACT focusing on education and Integrative Therapies

Current Teaching and Research Interests

Janet Duncan is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), a pediatric palliative care consult service within the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber and Pediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children's Hospital. She co-founded PACT in 1997 and subsequently a nurse practitioner fellowship program. She is currently focusing on education for clinicians and providing Reiki, Guided Imagery, and Clinical Aromatherapy for children with serious illness.