Surgery Grand Rounds, Anne Mosenthal, MD, "Palliative Care in Trauma: Surgery and the Ethic of Care"

The integration of palliative care principles into trauma and surgical care is redefining the ethic of care for those affected by injury. This presentation will discuss the ethical and clinical challenges of palliative care in trauma, and propose a framework for the field.

When Mar 27, 2019
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
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Contact Phone 919-966-3005
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Dr. Anne Rosenthal Painting of Dr Benjamin F. Rush Jr.Dr. Anne Mosenthal completed her medical education in 1985 at Dartmouth Medical School and her surgical training in 1990 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since completing her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1992, Dr. Mosenthal has devoted her career to academic surgery primarily as a trauma surgeon, critical care intensivist, and more recently as a palliative medicine physician. She is currently the Chief of the Division of Surgical Palliative Care. She holds three board certifications in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Through her work caring for the critically injured, Dr Mosenthal developed her academic and research interests in palliative medicine and end of life- care in surgery, trauma and critical care. She is the founding director of the first Palliative Care Division in Surgery in the nation. She is nationally recognized as an expert in this field and a member of multiple national advisory boards in palliative care, including the American College of Surgeons Task Force on Palliative Care, the Improving Palliative Care in ICU Project (IPAL-ICU) of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Promoting Excellence in End of Life Care. Since 2014, she is the Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Surgical Palliative Care. She has received multiple awards. She was chosen as a Faculty Scholar in the Project on Death in America Program of the Soros Foundation and the recipient of grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her work in palliative care in the trauma intensive care unit. She received the Grenvik Family Award in Ethics from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2007.

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