Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture 2022

Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

Contact: Mary Davis
Phone: 419-931-5190

The 16th Annual Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture

Distress in Healthcare: Keeping Integrity Front and Center During Difficult Times

Featuring Billy Rosa, PhD, MBE, NP, FAANP, FAAN


About the Program

This presentation will explore what it means to deliver “good care” during times of societal flux. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on the health workforce, resulting in an exacerbation of burnout, turnover and moral suffering. During this presentation, we will discuss how these health workers emotional and interpersonal burdens compromise quality of care delivery. We will emphasize how we can move ahead with integrity - both individually and as a collective - during challenging and uncertain times.

 In addition, there has been a global dialogue emphasizing inclusion, belonging and social justice as core components of hospice and palliative care. Inclusive palliative care delivery is critical to ensure that every patient and their families are treated with dignity, respect and compassion. We will identify these elements as fundamental to palliative care practice and provide opportunities for self and group reflection.

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About Billy Rosa

Dr. Rosa is Co-Chief Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. He completed his PhD and Master of Bioethics as an RWJF Future of Nursing Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. His streams of research focus on cancer pain disparities, LGBTQ+ inclusive palliative care communication and psychedelic-assisted therapy in the context of cancer-related distress. He is the editor of four books and has contributed more than 150 academic publications in journals and texts.

Dr. Rosa has been recognized with numerous distinctions including Sigma’s international Research Dissertation Award, the national Public Health Service Award for Distinguished Practice in Nursing from the American Nurses Association and the national Excellence in Oncology Nursing Health Policy and Advocacy Award from the Oncology Nursing Society.

Dr. Rosa serves as Associate Editor for Palliative & Supportive Care, the editorial boards for the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and American Journal of Nursing, a board/committee member for multiple global health and palliative care organizations and is Course Director for MSK’s annual U.SCelebration of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day virtual conference. Dr. Rosa is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the New York Academy of Medicine.