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Embedding Palliative Care in the Oncology Clinic: Culture, Infrastructure, and Growth

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
1:00—2:00 PM ET
[Please note event start time is 1:00 PM]

Featured Presenters

Vicki Jackson, MD
Chief, Division of Palliative Care
MGH, Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Mihir Kamdar, MD
Co-Director, Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic
MGH, Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia Pain
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

and Q&A guest:

Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
Co-Director, Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic
MGH, Departments of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

About the Presentation

Outpatient palliative care services are growing to meet the increasing demand to improve care for seriously ill patients across the continuum of health care settings. The American Society of Clinical Oncology now recommends that all patients with cancer be offered palliative care services, and cancer centers across the country are responding by working to integrate palliative care with their outpatient oncology services. This represents an exciting opportunity to move palliative care upstream and to improve quality of patient care.

Alongside this tremendous opportunity, are challenges for palliative care programs as they seek to build successful outpatient services. We’ll discuss those challenges – changing culture, building infrastructure, managing growth – using insights gained over 12 years of managing an outpatient palliative care clinic embedded in a large cancer center.

Join Us!

What You'll Learn

  • How to determine the clinic scope of practice (e.g. patient population, model of clinic, role of clinicians)
  • Key considerations in establishing optimal clinic operations (e.g. staffing, scheduling, referrals)
  • How to develop, nurture, and support strong and collaborative relationships with oncologists (e.g. communication, role definition, access)

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, chaplains and others involved in starting or expanding an outpatient palliative care program.

Call Details

  • $99 per phone line with Audio-Conference Recording Audio File (MP3) download
  • Payment is online by credit card only
  • PowerPoint presentations accompany each audio conference
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters
  • Continue the discussion following the audio conference and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “Palliative Care Outpatient Services” topic!
  • We encourage you to invite your colleagues to listen with you

Any questions? Contact Margaret Schutz at (212) 201-2671 or