The Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (POPC) is composed of five divisions that offer unique services and conduct research with one important goal: To help patients and their families maintain the best quality of life during and after treatment.
The Division of Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) has over 25 faculty and staff. The Division of Pediatric Palliative Care is comprised of an interprofessional team of physicians, nurses, and social workers that provide state-of-the-art palliative care to seriously ill patients on our inpatient and outpatient services. The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) is a nationally recognized palliative care service and one of the pioneers of the field, providing comfort and quality of life to the care of children with serious illness and their families.
As an integral part of the care provided for children and adolescents at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), the PACT Team offers a wide range of supportive services to the patient and family in addition to their medical care. The PPC Bereavement Program provides support to family members and loved ones following a patient’s death. Support to families includes mailings, connection to resources, support groups, and events. The PACT Team also works closely with our partners at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.