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01/09/2015: Leffert lecture highlights palliative care
The MGH Palliative Care Division hosted its fourth annual Robert Leffert, MD, Memorial Lecture: Living Well in the Face of Serious Illness on Dec. 3, 2014 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium.
Fourth Annual Robert Leffert, MD, Memorial Lecture available for streaming online.
08/01/2014: Helping to heal
On July 19, a free one-day bereavement program for children, teens and their parents was offered by the Comfort Zone Camp in partnership with the MGH at the Institute for Health Professions.
11/15/2013: WGBH Boston's "You're Not Alone" Special
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, was recently featured on WGBH Boston's "You're Not Alone" news special.
07/16/2013: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation
U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.
Palliative Care programs help with pain, symptom management and coordinating care
Taking the time to listen to families was one of the lessons involves in a Mass General nursing residency program focuses on palliative and geropalliative care.
01/12/2012: Seizing the Moment
The Palliative Care team at Mass General helps patients and their families understand the long-range prognosis of serious and life-threatening diseases so they can seize the moments when they are well.
11/10/2011: From Protestation to Presentation
Changing the understanding of Palliative Care, a patient's story
03/25/2011: New chief of Palliative Care
MGH Hotline 03.25.11 VICKI JACKSON, MD, MPH, has been appointed chief of the MGH Palliative Care Unit.
MGH Hotline 1.28.11 The loss of a child is one of the most devastating experiences a person can endure.
08/27/2010: Palliative care
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.
08/18/2010: Lung cancer patients receiving palliative care had improved quality of life, extended survival
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. In the August 19 New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators report that patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received early palliative care along with standard treatment lived more than two months longer than patients receiving standard care only.
07/30/2010: White 9 wedding offers comforting last moments
MGH Hotline 07.23.10 Wedding bells were ringing through the hallways of White 9 on June 24 when Susan Wollison and Richard Porter exchanged their vows in the inpatient room of Susan’s mother, Marcia Labourene.
08/18/2010: Palliative Care Can Extend Life, Reduce Depression
A new study by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center has shown that in lung cancer patients, the addition of palliative care measures at the time of diagnosis can significantly extend a patient’s life.
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March 4, 2009 Palliative Care grand rounds presentation by Todd Rinehart LICSW, MGH Palliative Care Service.
Jan. 28, 2009 Palliative Care grand rounds presentation by Anne Grinyer, PhD.
Dec. 3, 2008 Palliative Care grand rounds presentation by Nancy Keating MD, MWH General Medicine and Primary Care.
Feb. 18, 2009 Palliative Care grand rounds presentation by Nathan Cherny MBBS FRACP FRCP, Ben Gurion University, Jerusalem, Israel.
April 15, 2009, Palliative Care Grand rounds presentation by Lindy Landzaat, DO, Palliative Care Fellow, MGH/DFCI, Boston, MA
September 30, 2009 Grand Rounds presentation by Arthur M. Kleinman, MD HMS Dept of Social Medicine
October 7 2009 Grand Rounds presentation by Zara Cooper, MD Brigham & Women’s Hospital Surgery Dept.
October 14 2009 Palliative Care Grand Rounds presented by John Halporn, MD, Partners Community Healthcare, Inc
November 4 2009 Palliative Care Grand Rounds presented by David Lee, MD Lamb Pain Foundation
January 6th Grand Rounds presentation by Laurie Rosenblatt, MD, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
January 20 Grand Rounds presentation by Judith D. Singer, PhD, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Harvard University
Integrating Palliative Care into HIV/AIDS & Cancer Care in Developing Countries: The Case of Vietnam
January 13 Grand Rounds by Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD MGH Palliative Care
February 3rd 2010, Grand Rounds presented by Julie M. Hauer, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
The End-of-Life Experience of Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Parent and Provider Perspecrives and Patterns of Care
February 10, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH-Pediatrics, DFCI/Children’s
February 17, 2010 Paul Currier, MD, MGH, Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit
February 24, 2009 Grand Rounds presented by Jennifer Temel, MD, Hematology/Oncology, MGH
March 10, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Teresa A. Gilewski, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
March 31, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Patricia O’Malley, MD, MGH - Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Boston
April 7, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Holly Prigerson, PhD, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
April 14, 2010 Palliative Care Grand Rounds presented by James Willett, MD, MBE, MGH/DFCI, Palliative Care, Boston
May 5 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Heidi Blake, MD, Fellow, MGH/DFCI Palliative Care
May 12, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Randall H. Paulsen, MD, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
May 19, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Jamie Potosek, MD, Fellow, MGH/DFCI Palliative Care
May 26, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Andrea Dimond, MD, Fellow, MGH/DFCI Palliative Care
June 2, 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Eve Block, MD, Fellow, MGH/DFCI Palliative Care
June 9 2010 Grand Rounds presented by Andrea Phelps, MD, Fellow, MGH/DFCI Palliative Care, Boston
Grand Rounds, January 30th 2013 presented by Diane Meier, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care, Vice Chair for Public Policy, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Professor, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.