#024 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Patricia Murphy. Pat is a nurse and is recently retired as the Clinical Clinical Ethicist at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. She is an associate professor in the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery and served as a member of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission, the multidisciplinary body that developed the Advance Directive and Brain Death legislation in New Jersey. She is responsible for teacher generations of medical students, residents and attendings how to care for patients and families during the most difficult times of their lives. In this episode, Pat shares how her time with Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross as well as her time in the Faculty Scholars Program of the Project on Death in American shaped her career in palliative care. She discusses her decades of work in the Department of Surgery at Rutgers NJ Medical School, where she worked closely with Dr. Anne Mosenthal to study the integration of palliative medicine into the care of trauma patients. Pat gives tips on how to deliver bad news and how best to code status and goals of care with patients and families. Lastly, she discusses the importance of communication amongst team members and reminds us to listen to our nurses!
To read more about the work of Pat Murphy and Anne Mosenthal click here.
To hear the story about how Pat influenced the career of Dr. Jessica Zitter watch here.
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