Oncology in Social Work: Patient and Family-Centered Health Care

There are 14 million people living with cancer today in the United States, and 1.6 million people are newly diagnosed each year. A 2013 Institute of Medicine report mandates high-quality cancer care due to the fact that all Americans will be affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Dr. Schapmire will discuss the importance of "whole person" bio-psycho-social-spiritual care in providing optimal cancer care - care provided by interprofessional, highly functioning teams. She will highlight the contributions of oncology social work in providing patient- and family-centered health care and discuss her work in interprofessional education in palliative and psychosocial oncology.
Dr. Tara J. Schapmire: assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Program for Palliative Care & Chronic Illness, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Thursday, March 17 10 a.m.
UNCW Lumina Theater

Forty-five minute presentation by Dr. Schapmire followed by brief question and answer session

Oncology in Social Work flyer

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