january, 2021

29jan12:00 pm1:00 pmSerious Illness Care, Racism and Health Disparities in the era of COVID-19

Event Details

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated long-standing health disparities rooted in structural racism and has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color. Please join us on January 29, 2021 as the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness hosts a discussion among members of the interdisciplinary care team sharing their individual perspectives and reflecting on their front-line experiences caring for seriously ill people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will explore a range of issues, including lessons learned, long-term strategies to mitigate suffering for marginalized populations in the future, effective approaches to build community trust in the health care system as vaccines become more widely available, the role of clinical training in addressing health disparities, and models to help ensure access to care and equity for all people facing seriously illness.

Webinar Moderator:

Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES, is the Associate Director of Education at the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Ms. Chambers oversees the program operations team within the Education Department of CAPC. She manages the Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) program and is a co-chair of the planning committee and health equity lead for the annual CAPC National Seminar. Ms. Chambers is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and previously worked as a Health Educator at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Webinar Discussants:

Karen Bullock, Ph.D. is Professor and Head of the School of Social Work at North Carolina State University, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Bullock serves as a Steering Committee member of the Duke University Center for Research to Advance Health Equity (REACH) and as Affiliate Faculty for the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy at the University of Connecticut.

Zara Cooper, MD MSc, FACS, is an acute care surgeon, trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) where she serves as Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH). Dr. Cooper is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, associate faculty at Ariadne Labs, and adjunct faculty at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research.

Dara Duncan, RN is a certified hospice and palliative care registered nurse who believes that quality, accessible and affordable care should be provided without discrimination to all. She is a member of the Palliative Care team at the Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit of the Mount Sinai Hospital. Dara is a member of the Hospice and Palliative care Nurses Association and the New York State Nurses Association. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies in Nursing at Long Island University.

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey T. Garland, DMIN, EdS, BCC-PCHAC is a chaplain the VNA Health Group Barnabas Health Home and Hospice & Palliative Care Center in West Orange, New Jersey. Endorsed by The American Baptist Churches, USA, Rev. Garland is the assistant to the pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. Rev. Garland has been an active member with the Association of Profession Chaplains APC® since 1997 and a BCCI® board certified chaplain since 2002 and Palliative Care and Hospice Advanced Certified (PCHAC) in 2019.

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Date & Time

(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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