Thursday, May 25, 2017

Palliative Care: Advancing the Quality of Life for Those with Serious, Life-Limiting Illness (SIG)

Current Chair/Board Champion: W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

Co-chair: OPEN POSITION

Number of Members: 14

Goals of SIG in 2017:

  • Promote best practices, foster new research, and provide a support community to explore the meaning of caring when cure is not expected
  • Generate high-quality review articles for The Pain Practitioner and the planned Journal of Integrative Pain Management, to help educate colleagues about palliative care

Focus of Meeting:

  • Management of symptoms in cancer survivors, who are a different kind of chronic pain patient.
  • These patients don’t fit squarely in the hospice bucket or the non-cancer chronic pain bucket.

Next Steps/Meeting/Conference Call:  Teleconferences, quarterly

Contact for More Information:
Email W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh at mydocjackson@live.com

To Join this SIG:
Email Whitney O’Donnell at wodonnell@aapainmanage.org

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