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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:
Log in to your account and click on Groups under “My Profile.”

 

Watch W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh and leader of this SIG, explain the two roles of palliative care: