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Trauma Informed Care in Hospice and Palliative Care — Palliative Care

May 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP)

CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds


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.


May 19

Kelsey Nestor, MD, HPM Fellow

Trauma Informed Care in Hospice and Palliative Care

Kelsey was born in Princeton, NJ but moved to Tampa, FL at three years old. She was fortunate enough to be able to move to Dublin, Ireland with her family for five years, during which time she attended elementary school and was able to travel all over Europe. She went to undergrad at the University of Florida (Go Gators) and became a double Gator after being accepted into the Juniors Honors Program, a seven-year combined undergraduate and medical program.

She was first drawn to Palliative Care during undergrad when she participated in a “buddy” support program where undergrad and medical students were paired with children with life-limiting illness. Having a love for all specialties and unable to choose just one, she chose Emergency Medicine as it gave her the ability to see variety both in patient populations and acuity. She matched at Vanderbilt University where she spent three years completing her residency. Although she enjoyed the high acuity and fast pace of the ED, she found herself drawn to cases where she was able to form relationships with patients and was able to connect on a deeper level than the time constraints of the ED often allow. She found her way to Palliative Care and was sold after doing an elective with the Palliative Care service at Vanderbilt.

Kelsey chose UNC for fellowship because she loved the warm and welcoming environment as well as the diverse population. She will be working as an attending in the ED and looks forward to continuing to build relationships between the two departments over the next year. She is still figuring out how she wants to practice after fellowship but is hopeful to some day be able to practice both specialties, likely at an academic center.

Kelsey enjoys reading fiction, trying out different Malbecs, practicing yoga, hiking, and hanging out with friends/family. She has moved to Chapel Hill with her boyfriend, Nick, and they are excited to try out all the restaurants the triangle has to offer.


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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.)

Disclosure statement
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.


May 19, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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