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

1967-1970

University of Wisconsin

1970-1971

BA, Sociology, Boston University

1973-1975

BS, Nursing, Boston University

2002

MS, Nursing, Simmons College

1975-1976

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

1976-1980

Staff RN, Intensive Care Unit, Lawrence General Hospital

1983-1987

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

1987-1988

Staff RN, Adult Oncology Unit, New England Medical Center

1988-1992

Staff Nurse II Oncology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

1992-2002

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

1997

Co-founded PACT

1999-2002

Clinical Educator, Oncology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

2002-2015

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

2015-

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.