Thursday, July 21, 2022
Palliative care is a medical specialty that helps patients and their families live as well as possible when faced with a life-threatening illness such as cancer. Join Dr. Vicki Jackson as she provides a general overview of palliative care, the services offered at Mass General Cancer Center, and how they can benefit patients and families when cancer has touched their lives.
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Dr. Jackson is the Chief of the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care. Dr. Jackson is a lead investigator and mentor on numerous studies investigating the effect of early, integrated palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. She is the co-author of the book Living with Cancer: A step by step guide to coping medically and emotionally with a serious diagnosis.
Link to Attend: https://partners.zoom.us/j/81360194330 - no registration needed.
This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients, and the general public.
This program is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and Mass General Cancer Center.