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Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence
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,
Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence Welcomes Dr. Joan Teno
The Cambia PCCE is very excited to announce the recruitment of Dr. Joan Teno to the Cambia PCCE and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Joan M. Teno, M.D., M.S. is a Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice and Associate Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at the Brown University School of Public Health and Brown Medical School. She is a health services researcher, former hospice medical director, and board-certified internist with added qualification in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Teno has served on numerous advisory panels including the Institute of Medicine, World Health Organization and American Bar Association and as grant peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. She has been the recipient of funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Dr. Teno's focus has been on measuring and evaluating interventions to improve the quality of medical care for seriously ill and dying patients. Dr. Teno led the effort in the design of the Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT) intervention analysis and has been the lead author for numerous important publications in palliative care in leading medical journals. Both as a researcher and clinician, Dr. Teno has devoted her career to understanding how to measure and improve the quality of end-of-life care for vulnerable populations.
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Teno to the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence and she will start with us this summer. We are also very grateful for the support from the Cambia Health Foundation that made this recruitment possible. More Information about some of Dr. Teno's research efforts can be viewed by visiting her websites at:
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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:
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