Palliative Care and Hospice

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Dr. Pat O’Malley from Massachusetts General Hospital talks about long-term care and quality of life support for adults and children with mitochondrial disease.

This month’s meeting is held in loving memory of Christopher A. Clark, whose family remained dedicated to helping him have the best quality of life possible every day.

About the Speaker

Dr. O’Malley has cared for several families with mitochondrial disease and helped them to find quality of life and balance despite the tragic progression of the disease. Join us as we learn more about palliative care and hospice, and work to uncover the benefits and break down the myths around what is often only associated with end-of-life.

Dr. O’Malley has trained in pediatrics, pediatric critical care, emergency medicine and palliative care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston.  She has served as the director of the Pediatric ED at MGH for 25 years and is also the director of the new Pediatric Palliative Care Team.

Date: 04/03/2009
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