Advanced Illness Researcher Dr. Christine Ritchie Highlights Palliative Care Integration into Education
Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, FACP, FAAHPM, the Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor in Clinical Translational Research and Aging in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), will be sharing her pioneering work, and her work paving the way for the future of palliative care delivery at the “Engaging the Next Generation” The First National Symposium on Palliative Care Education and Research.
“Incorporating palliative care and teamwork training into the framework of educational programs will be essential…”
Dr. Ritchie’s research, teaching and clinical leadership at the University of California San Francisco is driven by her passion for improving the quality of life and patient outcomes for those experiencing complex serious illnesses. In her Friday morning plenary address, she will highlight where palliative care has come from, and where it is going. Not only will workforce supply and payment challenges affect future delivery of palliative care, but incorporating palliative care and teamwork training into the framework of educational programs will be essential for continued success in delivering palliative care, especially to patients outside of hospitals.
Advanced Illness Research
Dr. Ritchie has shared her expertise and devotion to palliative care advancement in her research participation in the beginning days of the NIH-funded national Palliative Care Research Cooperative, and continues to press onward with work that evaluates the outcomes, and potential for quality of life improvement, that patient-centered monitoring technology can provide for patients with serious illness as they transition from the hospital to home. The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is pleased to host Dr. Ritchie during the Symposium.
About the Symposium
“Engaging the Next Generation” The First National Symposium on Palliative Care Education and Research is a nation-wide event gathering faculty from all over the country to share and exchange their ideas and expertise to advance palliative care. Whether teaching concepts of reducing symptoms in those with chronic or serious illness, conducting research on interdisciplinary teamwork, or building community awareness of advance care planning, any faculty member engaged in palliative care education or research is invited to attend this Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 Symposium in North County San Diego.