Dr. Karen Bullock has been invited, by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, to moderate a panel during the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness, on November 7, 2019, at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, DC. The specific Panel Discussion that Dr. Bullock will moderate is focused on “Developing the Workforce for Specialized Care for People with Serious Illness.” The Panelists include Arif Kamal, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, Jennifer Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, The California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care and Barbara Head, PhD, Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Palliative Care and Medical Education, faculty member at Kent School of Social Work.
The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness works to foster an ongoing dialogue about critical policy and research issues to accelerate and sustain progress in care for people of all ages with serious illness. Inspired by previous work at the Academies, including the 2014 Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, the Roundtable convenes key stakeholders to focus on five priority areas:
1) delivery of person-centered, family-oriented care;
2) communication and advance care planning;
3) professional education and development;
4) policies and payment systems; and
5) public education and engagement.
Roundtable membership includes patient advocates, health care professional organizations, health care providers and insurers, foundations, federal agencies, researchers, and others interested in improving care for people with serious illness.
It is an honor to have Dr. Bullock, a Social Worker, to lead this Interdisciplinary, Interprofessional panel discussion, for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine!