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Surgical Palliative Care Workgroup. February 2002 Three Minute Drill. It took Sir Frederick Banting 11 minutes to present the discovery of insulin. If you have something more important than that to say, by all means take longer. - Advice to a young surgeon. 1996. George Burns dies

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surgical palliative care workgroup

Surgical Palliative Care Workgroup

February 2002

Three Minute Drill

advice to a young surgeon

It took Sir Frederick Banting 11 minutes to present the discovery of insulin. If you have something more important than that to say, by all means take longer.

- Advice to a young surgeon

  • George Burns dies
  • TWA 800 crashes
  • Olympic Park bomb
  • Menendez brothers convicted
  • Byock introduces Dunn and Milch
1997 2000
  • The Surgeon and Palliative Care
    • Milch & Dunn, Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 4/97
  • Formation of the Surgical Underground
    • Dunn, Easson, Huffman, Lee, Milch, Mosenthal
  • Palliative Care for the Surgeon
    • Plenary session, 2000 Fall Clinical Congress ACS
  • The Surgeon and Palliative Care
    • Dunn, ed.; Surg.Oncol.Clinics of N.Am., 1/01
2001 surgical palliative care workgroup rwj foundation american college of surgeons
Peter Angelos, MD

Karen Brasel, MD

Timothy Buchman, MD

Susan Jo Bumagin, MEd

Ira Byock, MD

Joseph Civetta, MD

Geoffrey Dunn, MD

Alexandra Easson, MD

Daniel Hinshaw, MD

Joan Huffman, MD

Wendy Husser, MPA

Dennis Johnson, MD

Olga Jonasson, MD

Thomas Krizek, MD

Robert Krouse, MD

K. Francis Lee, MD

Laurence McCahill, MD

Robert Milch, MD

Anne Mosenthal, MD

Gretchen Purcell, MD

A. Reed Thompson, MD

David Weissman, MD

H. Brownell Wheeler, MD

2001: Surgical Palliative Care Workgroup RWJ Foundation & American College of Surgeons
surgical palliative care workgroup goals 2001 present
Surgical Palliative Care Workgroup Goals 2001-Present
  • Describe current state of palliative care in surgery, barriers to its growth and opportunities for change
  • Disseminate workgroup results in multiple venues with engagement of surgical specialists and educators
  • Increase presentations and publication of information related to palliative care principles and techniques in surgical practice
  • Adapt palliative care practice guidelines to surgical care
  • Develop a research agenda
  • Develop educational materials
projects 2001 present
Projects 2001 - Present
  • Plenary session, Fall ACS 2001 Clinical Congress
  • ACS Journal series “Palliative Care by the Surgeon”
    • 15 original articles Sept. 01 ff.
  • ACS website development
  • Palliative care education for surgical training programs (Weissman)
  • Liaison with American Board of Surgery and Association of Surgical Educators
  • Representation, ACS Committee on Cancer and other ACS standing committees
  • Plenary Sessions, Spring and Fall ACS Clinical Congresses 2002 - 2004
  • Though late to the table of palliative care, surgeons are proving to be among the most avid of eaters
  • Certainly they will be the ones with the sharpest utensils