Tête-à-Tête: Boston End of Life Care
Tête-à-Tête: End of Life Care
Dr Rodger Charlton of the University of Warwick and Dr Chris Andry discuss the education of doctors for afterlife care.
Dr Chris Andry is Vice Chair for Operations and Management for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical School, Boston University. His research interests include operational improvement in an academic medical center; patient safety; healthcare disparities for people with disabilities; periodontal inflammation. One of Dr Andry’s duties and responsibilities is the Decedent Affairs Office (DAO) at Boston Medical Center (BMC), the affiliated teaching hospital to Boston University School of Medicine. The DAO is a centralized service, similar to Bereavement Offices in the UK, which provides a range of extensive services to patient families, physicians, social workers, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the New England Organ Bank, the pathology department and the community at large. He has recently helped to produce a successful Bereavement Guide which aims to help grieving families deal with the processes that need to be completed after a loved one has died.
Dr Rodger Charlton is Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Education and Lead for GP Specialty Teaching at the Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School. His research interests include Medical Education, Palliative Care & Bereavement, History of Medicine and Appearance Research. Rodger has been a GP principal for 19 years and during this time has acquired knowledge in the day-to-day running of a GP practice. He received the John Fry Award of the Royal College of General Practitioners in April 2001 for being a GP who has 'promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing as a practising GP'. In November 2003 he was awarded a fellowship of the Society of Medical Writers (SOMW) of which he became the chairman in April 2004. He maintains an interest in postgraduate education by being a GP tutor and helping GPs move through the recent changes in relation to the Postgraduate Education Allowance (PGEA), Personal Development Plans (PDPs) and Appraisal. He has also now become a GP Appraiser.
Warwick academics from across the University often bring different perspectives on the same subjects. We have brought those academics together for "Tête-à-Tête" - a video series tackling cross-disciplinary ideas.
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