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Vicki, a general internist, is the Chief of the Palliative Care at MGH. She received her palliative care fellowship training at the Pain & Palliative Care Service at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her research and educational interests include improving physician's care of patients with life-threatening illness.
"I find this work deeply grounding and immensely rewarding. I am privileged each day to witness the strength of the human spirit as patients and families grapple with serious illness."
As the MGH celebrates the 20th anniversary of Palliative Care, Vicki Jackson, MD, chief of the Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine Division, talks about the emotion of this milestone, the excitement of embarking on the division&rsquo;s future projects and the challenges the unit has overcome.
December marked five years since the launch of the Robert Leffert, MD, Memorial Lecture: Living Well in the Face of Serious Illness.
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, was recently featured on WGBH Boston's &quot;You're Not Alone&quot; news special.
To care for Robert Leffert, MD, as he faced a terminal cancer diagnosis, Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, chief of the MGH Palliative Care Service, had to learn about all aspects of who he was &ndash; not only an MGH physician and Harvard professor, but also a decorated veteran and kid who grew up in Brooklyn.
MGH Hotline 03.25.11 VICKI JACKSON, MD, MPH, has been appointed chief of the MGH Palliative Care Unit.
MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of advanced lung cancer not only improved patients' mood and quality of life, but also extended their lives.
Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer not only improved their mood and quality of life, it also extended their lives.
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