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Palliative Care Rounds are offered through the HMS Center for Palliative Care and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. Massachusetts General Hospital's Palliative Care Grand Rounds are also video-conferenced to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Palliative Care Rounds (2013-2014)

Palliative Care Rounds are offered through the HMS Center for Palliative Care and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care.

HMS CPC Faculty Seminar Information

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Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds Information

Schedule

MGH Palliative Care Grand Rounds are held at the MGH Ether Dome (Bullfinch 430) and video-conferenced to DFCI in room Dana 2001A.

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PACT Rounds Information

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HMS Center for Palliative Care Faculty Seminar (#504)

Course Directors: Eva Chittenden, MD and Jane deLima Thomas, MD


HMS Center for Palliative Care Faculty Seminar Schedule

About the Seminar

The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (HMS CPC) Faculty Seminar is an extension of the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Palliative Care Role Model Program. It offers opportunity for clinicians interested in different facets of palliative care from across HMS institutions, the Boston palliative care and hospice community, and other interested medical students, clinicians, and researchers to come together to discuss practice, research, and education in palliative care.

The seminars follow a standard, but flexible, format. They begin with a case presentation by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians from any of several HMS-affiliated palliative care clinical services. They then proceed with a facilitated, highly-interactive discussion about the issues raised by the case, and continue with commentary by one or more expert discussants. The seminars are designed to bring the most up-to-date research and scholarship to the Boston palliative care community in order to be integrated into clinical practice. The seminars also provide a venue for sharing personal experiences in the context of discussion and formal didactics, leading to mutual learning and the development of a rich palliative care community.

Seminar Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze and incorporate best practices for palliative care in your practice setting.
  • Evaluate the evidence base and expert analysis to inform your decisions on how best to care for your patients.
  • Collaborate with local palliative care colleagues when appropriate.
  • Evaluate palliative care practice in the larger health care setting, including ongoing national and local health care reform and evolving standards for advance care planning, physician assisted suicide, etc.

Target Audience

  • Physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers, pharmacists, chaplains, palliative care program care teams, and administrators
  • Palliative care physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains; hospice care workers; inpatient, rehab, skilled nursing facility, outpatient, and home care end-of-life care providers; medical students, residents, and fellows; and medical and surgical specialists (e.g., oncologists, intensivists) caring for patient populations with high rates of life-limiting illness

General Information

The HMS CPC Faculty Seminar is held on the second Friday of each month (September - May), from 12:30-2:00 at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston. Lunch is provided, please RSVP to Jennifer Winpenny.

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates each session for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds (#2896)

Course Directors: Ilana Braun, MD and Karen Fasciano, PsyD


Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds Schedule

About Grand Rounds

Inspired by clinical questions arising during psychosocial oncology rounds at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (as well as at satellite institutions), this seminar tackles far-reaching topics--from distress screening and motivational interviewing, to psychopharmacology and the Right to Die movement--that impact care in psychosocial oncology. The seminar emphasizes cutting-edge research findings, as well as expert-panel determined best practices.

Grand Rounds Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess and manage the care of seriously ill patients and their family members with a nuanced understanding of the intertwined nature of psychological, medical, and policy issues
  • Hone ethical decision-making through clinical case studies, critical discussion with peer professionals, and personal values
  • Integrate knowledge regarding evidence-based practice into daily clinical meetings, consultations, and patient care.

Target Audience

  • Physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, chaplains, researchers
  • Adult and pediatric psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, resource specialists, chaplains; psychosocial researchers; oncology and hospice physicians and nurses

General Information

The Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds are held each month (September - May), from 12:00-1:00. Lunch is provided, please RSVP to Jennifer Winpenny.

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates each session for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) Rounds (#3015)

Course Director: Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH


PACT Rounds Schedule

About Pact Rounds

PACT Rounds provide a forum for medical professionals and other individuals in the Boston community to learn about topics germane to the care of children with life-threatening conditions and their families. The ultimate goal of PACT Rounds is to optimize care for such children and families, and to maximize their wellbeing and quality of life regardless of their treatment course or illness trajectory.

Rounds Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate state of the art and evidence-based approaches into the care of children and families faced with serious illness
  • Consider the many facets of caring for children with serious illness and their families, to promote and support their physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing

Target Audience

Healthcare trainees and professionals caring for individuals and families faced with serious illness.

General Information

The Boston Children's Hospital PACT Rounds are usually held on the second Thursday of each month (September - July), from 1:00-2:00 at the Gamble Reading Room, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue. Lunch is provided.

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates each session for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 1 credit of Risk Management Study in End-of-Life Care Studies.