J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
|Title||Associate Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Address||11 1/2 Hilliard Street|
Cambridge MA 02138
||Soros Faculty Scholar|
||Award for Meritorious Service|
||Epstein Rosenthal Memorial Fund Lectureship|
||Textbooks in End-of-Life Care Project (for outstanding chapter in palliative care)|
||Best Social Medicine Instructor nominee|
||Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Leadership Award|
Major Research Interests:
1. Care of terminally ill persons and their families; hospice/palliative care; control of pain and other symptoms of advanced cancer and other terminal conditions; supportive psychosocial care of the patient and family, especially in the home; voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
2. Education and research for end-of-life care; faculty development programs; education for pain assessment and management; fellowship training
3. Evaluation and teaching of the clinical interview in ambulatory care; doctors' explanations to their patients; the doctor-patient relationship in ambulatory care
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