Posts by Vicki Jackson, MD
Group Report: Psychological Aspects of Palliative Care
Leah B. Rosenberg, MD, and Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH, of the Division of Palliative Care, and a multidisciplinary panel of colleagues have developed a conceptual model of the psychological aspects of palliative care that support patients' adaptive coping.
Massachusetts Trainings Facilitated Nursing Home Staff Resilience, Peer Support During COVID-19
During the second surge of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital helped lead a 16-week virtual, interactive educational series for nursing home staff as part of a nationwide effort. An unanticipated major benefit was that participants created peer-to-peer supportive connections.
Pilot of Embedded Palliative Care Early in COVID-19 Was Well Received by Emergency Clinicians
When surveyed about a pilot program of embedded palliative care early in the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department clinicians reported a generally positive experience, including a perception of improved patient care.
Review: The Role of Coping in Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer
According to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers, offering palliative care early in the course of cancer treatment empowers patients and families to cope more successfully.
Improving "Webside Manner" for Virtual Visits About Serious Illness
Physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital outline key skills for discussing serious illness with patients or caregivers via a videoconferencing platform.
Medical Grand Rounds: Palliative Care in a Pandemic
On April 2, 2020, the Department of Medicine held its fourth virtual Grand Rounds presentation related to COVID-19. Vicki Jackson, MD, at Massachusetts General Hospital, along with other members of the Greater Boston medical community, presented on the growing role of palliative care in the response to the pandemic.
Sex Disparity in Device Selection for CRT
In an era of increasing clinical demand, there is an urgent need to address the sex disparity in cardiac resynchronization therapy implant selection.
Vicki is chief of the Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her palliative care fellowship training at the Pain & Palliative Care Service at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her research and educational interests include improving physician's care of patients with life-threatening illness.
"I find this work deeply grounding and immensely rewarding. I am privileged each day to witness the strength of the human spirit as patients and families grapple with serious illness."