Palliative Care Webinar

June 13, 2024 1:00PM

Join Jett Foundation’s Community Webinar Series to hear from Dr. Ashley Nichols on palliative care, a medical care focused on relief from pain and symptoms of illnesses and diseases.

Palliative Care Webinar
Thursday, June 13, 2024
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT


Guest Speaker

Dr. Ashley Nichols moved from Texas to Alabama to complete a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency as well as her Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before joining faculty in 2011 in the Center for Palliative & Supportive Care. She works clinically on both inpatient Palliative & Supportive Care teams at Children’s of Alabama and UAB. In her time at Children’s, she sees patients one afternoon a month in an adolescent/young adult MDA clinic where she joins the other MDA providers to serve as an embedded palliative physician. For several years, she also served as the Summer MDA Camp physician which was the highlight of her year.

Her educational efforts center around serious illness communication as a VitalTalk Senior Facilitator and member of UAB’s Advanced Communication Training Scholars; she helps teach providers to have meaningful conversations with patients and families as they navigate complex decision-making across their healthcare journeys. In addition, she serves faculty for the Center to Advance Palliative Care’s (CAPC) Palliative Care Leadership Center to train hospital programs on starting and expanding palliative care programs across the country.

Our Community Webinar Series is focused on ensuring that our Duchenne and rare disease community is better prepared for those unexpected moments, challenging medical decisions, and difficult stages when on a Duchenne journey.

No one ever expects Duchenne and there is no correct way to tackle a diagnosis, but we can always better prepare. This webinar series is an opportunity to equip yourself with more knowledge, resources, and tools for those real-life, often unanticipated, scenarios.

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