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UNC Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Equity and Inclusion Statement

The UNC Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program, in partnership with Transitions LifeCare, is committed to ensuring that our program is an equitable, inclusive and welcoming community. Equity and inclusion are vitally important to our work in ensuring that all seriously ill patients receive equal access to quality symptom management and goal-concordant care.

We welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives. These include but are not limited to: cultural and racial/ethnic background; country of origin; gender; age; socioeconomic status; physical appearance; religion; and sexual identity.

We are committed to expanding equity and inclusiveness in our program. We measure equity and inclusion not only in numbers, but also by the extent to which our fellows and interprofessional team members experience the program’s environment as welcoming, valuing all individuals in our shared work in the fields of hospice and palliative care.


Read the UNC School of Medicine Statement on Equity and Inclusion

Equity, and Inclusion Activities

  • UNC Palliative Care Program faculty participation in UNC School of Medicine Equity, and Inclusion certificate program
  • UNC Palliative Care Program and Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) Grand Rounds Topics
    • Centering Racial Equity in Clinical Trial Participation
    • Equity Considerations in Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer & Management of Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    • Gender-Affirming Treatment
    • LGBT+ Inclusive Care in Aging and Serious Illness
    • Living Outside the Binary
    • Racial Disparities in End of Life Care: Now that we know, what do we do about it
    • Sickle Cell Disease – Primer for Palliative Care Clinician
    • Systemic Racism and Palliative Care
    • When the Policy is the Problem: How the Medicare Hospice Benefit Contributes to Inequities at the End of Life
    • Stories of African-American Mistrust
    • Equal Care: Health Equity, Social Democracy, and the Egalitarian State
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Curriculum and Palliative Care Program Educational Sessions
    • Anti-Racism and Social Location
    • Worldview and Power Dynamics
    • Power, Silence, and Debriefing: Hidden Harms when PC Teams Encounter Racism
    • Racial inequalities in pain management
    • Steps to Address Systemic Oppression and Racism
    • Top 10 Tips for Culturally Sensitive Care
    • Global Palliative Care
    • Correctional Palliative Care
    • Cultural Considerations at End of Life
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Implicit Bias Trainings
    • Facilitated discussion of “Black Men in White Coats”
    • “Surfacing Implicit Bias” education with Dr. Keisha Gibson