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Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence
Cambia PCCE Annual Report 2015-Now Available
Cambia Health Foundation Announces the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program
The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program is an initiative designed to identify, cultivate and advance the next generation of palliative care leaders. The program seeks to support outstanding nurse and physician emerging leaders in education and practice by investing in their professional development. Sojourns Scholars receive $180,000 in funding ($90,000/year over a two year grant) to conduct an innovative impactful clinical, research, education or policy project in the field of palliative care and implement a leadership career plan all designed to support their growth as leaders in the field.
For more information including how to apply, CLICK HERE.
Tony Back essay featured in Time Magazine
Cambia PCCE Co-Director, Dr. Tony Back, wrote an essay with Dr. Ronald Epstein, University of Rochester, which was published in JAMA and featured in Time Magazine. The article describes three strategies that they devised for doctors to use in order to offer their patients better healing.
CLICK HERE for a link to the JAMA essay.
CLICK HERE for a link to the Time Magazine article.
KUOW Features Series on Palliative Care
KUOW reporter Ruby de Luna has developed a series of reports focused on having difficult discussions with patients and the growth of palliative care. To read more and listen to the stories,
Upcoming Special Event - May 2016
“Caring for the Community:
Reaching Diverse Populations
KEYNOTE: Betty Ferrell, PhD RN, Director and Professor of
Nursing, Research and Education City of Hope
National Medical Center Duarte, California
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The Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington was launched in 2012 with the goal of giving every patient with serious illness access to high-quality palliative care focused on relieving symptoms, maximizing quality of life and ensuring care that concentrates on patients’ goals. Interprofessional teams of nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists and doctors must work together to meet the complex medical, emotional and spiritual needs of seriously ill patients and their loved ones, and these teams need support and resources. The goal of the newly renamed Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, directed by J. Randall Curtis, M.D., MPH, is to see that palliative care has an integral and prominent role in healthcare — regionally, nationally and internationally — for seriously ill patients and their families.
About Cambia Health Foundation
Based in Portland, Ore., Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate Foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company dedicated to transforming the way people experience health care. Founded in 2007, Cambia Health Foundation awards grants in three program areas: Palliative Care, Transforming Health Care and Children’s Health. The Foundation has funded just over $29 million in grants to support these causes. Cambia Health Foundation’s investments in palliative care advance patient- and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating suffering.
Learn more at www.cambiahealthfoundation.org.
What is Palliative Care?
Learn more at: http://getpalliativecare.org/
What Will the Cambia Palliative Care
Center of Excellence Do?
Drs. Randy Curtis, Tony Back and Caroline Hurd describe palliative care and how it has transformed the lives of patients at UW Medicine Clinical Sites.
The mission of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence is to improve the palliative care received by patients with serious illness and their families and to provide support to clinicians caring for these patients. The center will help ensure that all patients and families are treated in a compassionate, respectful, individualized way by focusing on three interrelated areas:
About the Cambia
Palliative Care Center of Excellence
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CPCCE Annual Report 2015)
Dr. Joan Teno featured on KUOW
Dying patients in hospice and nursing homes aren’t always getting the care they need during the last days of their lives. That’s according to a study co-authored by Dr. Joan Teno, a palliative care specialist and University of Washington professor of medicine.
Teno and her colleagues analyzed Medicare data for the last two days of life of patients, to see if they received any hospice visit. They found that one in eight dying patients does not get a visit. Black patients were less likely than whites to be visited. “In the last days of life pain and other symptoms are exacerbated,” Teno said.
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