Press Release - Mar 18, 2013Thomas Receives Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award
Jane deLima Thomas, MD, a palliative care physician and associate director of the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, received the 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award in the early-career physician category.
In her role with the fellowship program, Thomas has made a major impact on the development of the field through training and modeling excellence in palliative practice. She instills in fellows the importance of empathy, compassion, competence, connectedness and presence in palliative and end-of-life care.
The purpose of the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards is to foster end-of-life care skills and virtues by providing financial prizes to physicians, young and old, who have shown their care of patients to be exemplary, a model of good medicine for other physicians and a great benefit in advancing the centrality of end-of-life care as a basic part of the doctor-patient relationship.
The Hastings Center is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969.
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