Welcome to the second Surgical Palliative Care Journal Club, number four of a six-part series focused on the integration of palliative care into the practice of surgery. Join us as we discuss the value of utilizing an advance care planning video during surgical oncologic care and define the similarities and differences between advance care planning and serious illness communication. We then explore how a multidisciplinary committee may improve perioperative decision making and discuss the importance of the interdisciplinary palliative care team.
Please use the links below to learn more about advance care planning and serious illness conversation.
Dr. Red Hoffman (@redmdnd) is an acute care surgeon and associate hospice medical director in Asheville, North Carolina, host of the Surgical Palliative Care Podcast (@surgpallcare) and co-founder of the recently launched Surgical Palliative Care Society (www.spcsociety.org
Dr. Zara Cooper (@zaracMD) is an acute care surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she serves as Kessler Director for the Center of Surgery and Public Health (@csph_bwh). She is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, associate faculty at Adriane Labs, and adjunct faculty at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research.