Palliative Care Research Partnership

The Georgetown Survivorship Research Initiative is working to highlight the role of palliative care in cancer survivorship. New and ongoing palliative care projects will be listed here.

Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Washington School of Nursing are studying the effectiveness of two educational programs for parents who have advanced cancer and who have a 5-17 year-old child.

Program A: Specially developed educational materials mailed to the participant, along with a phone call from a specially trained patient educator.

Program B: A telephone-delivered five-session program, with a specially trained patient educator.

Contact 202-78HABIT (202-784-2248) or email for more information.

This study uses a longitudinal, repeated-measures qualitative design to explore oncology providers’ expectations for and experiences with implementation of a new outpatient palliative care service at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). The results will help to improve palliative care services at MGUH and inform best practices for developing palliative care programs at other institutions.