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Grand Rounds: Dr. Kimberly Johnson “Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care: Now That We Know, What Do We Do About It?”

February 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Wednesdays at 8am, Patient Family Resource Center Conference Room (Ground Floor, North Carolina Cancer Hospital)

Hosted by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) and the UNC Palliative Care Program.

Presenter:   Kimberly Johnson, MD, MHS

Title:   “Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care:  Now That We Know, What Do We Do About It?” 

Bio:  Dr. Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, MHS is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Center for Aging, and Center for Palliative Care at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Her research focuses on understanding and eliminating racial disparities in palliative and end-of-life care.  She has published widely and is nationally recognized for her work investigating how cultural beliefs and preferences and organizational practices and policies may influence the use of hospice care by older African Americans. Dr. Johnson is the Director of the Duke Center for Research to Advance Health Care Equity (REACH Equity). The Center focuses on developing and testing interventions to reduce racial disparities by improving the quality of patient-centered care in the clinical encounter.

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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.