“Every care provider can be a first responder to help patients diagnosed with a serious illness explore palliative care as an added layer of treatment and support,” says Elizabeth J.Collins, MD, Palliative Care Medical Director, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. In this free recorded webinar, “Palliative Care: Aligning the Team Around the Patient”,  Dr. Collins provides a helpful framework of the 5 stages of serious illness and how palliative care can be effective at each stage from first diagnosis, provided with curative treatments, through to the end of life.

Every care provider- clinicians, social workers, care management professionals- can start a primary palliative care discussion and learn when to refer for specialty palliative care to help patients live well through serious illness. You’ll learn common terms and definitions and key questions to start exploring palliative care with your patients and clients. Included with the free webinar are the following:

Free Tools: Download Palliative Care fact sheets and discussion guides for both consumers and care providers here
Flyer/Poster: Invite your staff to view the webinar together. Add your information to this handy flyer
NEW: Massachusetts Palliative Care Directory  hosted by Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA. To list your service, contact info@hospicefed.org  To find a service, go to www.hospicefed.org 

Like all endeavors at Honoring Choices, we collaborate with our Partners to offer consumers and care providers the best possible Massachusetts-based information and tools. This webinar is sponsored by Massachusetts Medical Society, Honoring Choices MA, American Cancer Society, Hospice & Palliative Care Fed of MA, Lahey Health, and developed in collaboration with the MA Department of Public Health and the MA Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network (MCCPCN), and the Northeast & Metrowest Palliative Care Coalition. Thank you all!

The free recorded webinar and tools are on the Palliative Care webpage here