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Continuing Education: The Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team – Facilitating Healthy Teams

Tuesday, April 13
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Interdisciplinary teams, including palliative care teams, are high-functioning models of effective inter/intradisciplinary work. Social workers, nurse practitioners, physicians, and other integral interdisciplinary team members are united in their common goal of quality patient care, but the lenses through which we view medical complexities may be radically different from one another. While this difference and overlap contribute to the richness of interdisciplinary care, we must also nurture ourselves and these relationships to prevent role fatigue, unintentional conflict, and burnout. Healthy teams must be created and maintained. Social workers are trained specifically in nonverbal communication, the impact and use of language, relational dynamics, family system theory, and group therapy facilitation. These formational parts of our educational process uniquely position us to be team leaders in supporting healthy team function and identifying/navigating team distress.

The class will be taught by Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div., LCSW, ACHP-SW.

Completion of this class will result in the receipt of three continuing education hours.

About the Instructor
Dana Ribeiro Miller holds a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was a recipient of the Dr. Maurice V. Russell Fellowship for Medical Social Work, a Master in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a B.S. from Rutgers University. She completed her subspecialty palliative care training via the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai. Currently, she is a palliative social worker, a member of the ethics committee and faculty for the Palliative Medicine Fellowship, and a member of the critical incident stress management team at NYU Winthrop University Hospital.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.