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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Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital


Educational and Professional Experience


BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst


MSN, MGH Institute of Health Professions


Bedford, MA Veterans Hospital, Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center, Dementia Program


MGH Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service

Current Teaching and Research Interests

Mr. Telles has interests in geriatrics, dementia, medico-legal ethics, and nursing ethics. At MGH, he is the embedded palliative care consultant to the inpatient hematological and solid tumor cancer units. While at the VA Hospital he co-managed the GRECC (Geriatric Research and Clinical Centers) inpatient dementia program. Annually, Mr. Telles lectures to nurse practitioner students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in their final semester on the topics of professional issues, symptom management in serious illness, and communication issues at end of life. He also teaches in the AgeWise Program, a geriatric educational opportunity for staff nurses. At both the VA Hospital and at MGH Jason has held positions on their respective Ethics Committees. He is currently a primary consultant on the Optimum Care Committee, the MGH end of life ethics committee.