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Palliative Care — Systemic Racism and Palliative Care
February 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Welcome to CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds
The Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP) co-organize weekly presentations on the care of seriously ill patients and their families, including individuals living with cancer, relevant to interdisciplinary clinicians. Individual topics address pain and symptom management, communication approaches with patients and families, strategies to facilitate coping and support, quality improvement and research in these disciplines.
Paul Zimmerman, MD, Department of Medicine
Systemic Racism and Palliative Care
Specialty Areas: Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Chronology: BS: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007; MD: Temple University School of Medicine, 2011; Internal Medicine Resident: University of Virginia, 2011-2014; Hospitalist: Duke Regional Hospital 2014-2019; Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow: University of North Carolina, 2019-2020; Clinical Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina, 2020-present.
Research & Clinical Interests: Dr. Zimmerman’s clinical interests include improving symptom burden and quality of life in patients living with serious illness. Dr. Zimmerman enjoys teaching communication and symptom management skills to learners of all disciplines, educational levels, and backgrounds.
Personal Statement: Paul lives with his wife and two daughters in Carrboro, NC. He was drawn to the field of palliative care as it seemed to be the field that best fit with his original motivations to enter the field of medicine – to help patients live their best lives. He enjoys getting to know his patients and their families, learning about their goals and values, and helping them achieve their highest quality of life possible. He enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, running, reading, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Continuing Medical Education Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.
Please visit the CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds calendar page to view upcoming events.