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Palliative Care: The Oldest Profession?

Published Wed Apr 12th 2017

Presented by: Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH

Friday April 21, 2017
Fenwick Conference Room at KGH

Jacalyn Duffin, MD (Toronto 1974), FRCPC (1979), PhD (Sorbonne 1985), is a hematologist and historian who has occupied the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University since 1988. A former president of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, she is the author of eight books and many articles, holds several awards for teaching and research. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the history of disease, technology, religion, and health policy. She runs an activist website for the drug shortage problem and blogs about this issue at CMAJ https://cmajblogs.com/category/drug-shortages/.

1. To explore the origins of palliative care as a medical specialty
2. To analyze the relationship of palliative care to geriatrics
3. To set the rise of palliative and geriatrics care in a Canadian context

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