2021 Annual Meeting - Radiation oncologists’ role in promoting person-centered care in the curative and palliative settings
The session begins with case studies involving suboptimal multidisciplinary care, which translates into detrimental effects for the patients involved.
Rachel Jimenez will discuss the ethical principles underlying person-centered care (autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice), in the context of our encounters with individual patients, health care systems, and our responsibilities to society. This will include a discussion of how patient experiences, shared decision-making, and the informed consent process are shaped not only by individual physicians, but by how well a multidisciplinary team functions as a unit.
Karen Hoffman will discuss how radiation oncologists can bring a person-centered experience to the curative setting, with an emphasis on approaches to integrating radiation oncologists into multidisciplinary clinics and establishing relationships with other providers that enables patients to meet with a radiation oncologist prior to undergoing definitive treatment for their malignancy.
Tracy Balboni will then discuss how radiation oncologists can bring a person-centered experience to the palliative setting, with an emphasis on facilitating timely referrals, building relationships with palliative care physicians, and incorporating goals of care into treatment decisions. In each of these presentations there will be further discussion on being a good role model for person-centered treatment approaches in our decisions on the radiation-treatment modality and dose-fractionation used, following the patients we treat, helping to manage recurrences and side effects, and approaches to shared decision-making in different clinical contexts.
Finally, Malcolm Mattes will present pathways for educating peers in other specialties about radiation oncology, as well as practical interventions to raise awareness about radiation oncology.
The activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Develop multidisciplinary clinics that include radiation oncologists at their institution, and educate their colleagues in other specialties about the value of radiation therapy in patient care.
- Form good working relationships with surgeons, medical oncologists, and palliative care physicians, and be a better role model for patient-centered care in their hospital and community.
- Michael L. Steinberg, MD is employed University of California Los Angeles and has investment interest from ViewRay and Kurtin Capital.
- Rachel B. Jimenez, MD is employed Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
- Karen E. Hoffman, MD is employed Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and receives compensation/remuneration/funding from from Janssen and Varian Medical Systems.
- Tracy Anne Balboni is employed Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and receives compensation/remuneration/funding from the Templeton Foundation.
- Malcolm D Mattes, MD is employed Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and has no financial relationships with a commercial interest.
The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education Committee had control over the content of this activity. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification.
- 1.00 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
- 1.00 SA-CME
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) designates this for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Radiology's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program. Participation in this course in combination with the successful completion of the corresponding assessment and course evaluation adheres to the guidelines established by the ABR for 1.00 self-assessment credits.
• No refunds, extensions or substitutions will be made for those registrants who, for any reason, were unable to attend or were tardy for the session.
• No credits will be granted and no refunds, exchanges or transfers will be given to those who do not pass.
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