Monday, April 18, 2011

WIHI Session: Palliative Care = Quality Care

This week, WIHI's "talk show" will focus on Jennifer Temel's article on palliative care from last August's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The session will discuss Temel's research and the impact her work has had on clinicians.
Palliative Care = Quality Care
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Jennifer Temel, MD, Director, Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital; Clinical Director, Thoracic Oncology, MGH; Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Daniel Ray, MD, Fellowship Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Allan Ramsay, MD, Medical Director, Palliative Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine
 To enroll, please click here.

INQRI is committed to the delivery of high quality patient care, including palliative care. In fact, our researchers at Oregon Health Science University are currently examining nursing's contributions to quality palliative care. Very little is known about the relationships between quality palliative nursing care delivered in intensive care units (ICUs) and patient and family outcomes or how to measure and improve these outcomes. Led by Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N. and Richard Mularski, M.D., an interdisciplinary team of researchers will identify the role that nurses play in the delivery of high quality palliative care provided both to patients and their families. The team will be presenting their findings at the upcoming annual INQRI meeting in July.

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