Tammie E. Quest, M.D.

Tammie E. Quest, M.D.

Medical Doctor

Dr. Tammie E. Quest is the Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Emory Palliative Care Center for Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC). She is President-Elect of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She holds a strong interest in novel palliative care curriculum design and teaching methodologies for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate medical trainees that she teaches locally, regionally and nationally. She holds a She is a co-editor of Palliative Aspects of Emergency Care. She is a nationally recognized expert in palliative care in the emergency setting and is the Director of the NCI sponsored Education in Palliative and End of Life Care –Emergency Medicine (EPEC-EM) Project. She is the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care’s (CAPC) Improving Palliative Care in the Emergency Department (IPAL-EM) project. Her active research interests include palliative care quality and assessment and cancer symptom assessment and management in the emergency setting. She is the recipient of several NIH grants and foundation funding to support innovations in palliative care in the areas of quality improvement, emergency medicine, HIV palliative care, spiritual based decision making and end of life care in the assisted living setting. she is an incredibly energetic presenter, brings real life experience to her presentations, enabling others to quickly integrate new skills and perspectives.

The Elephants We Can & Can’t See: Bias & Stereotyping in the Care of the Seriously Ill

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Speaker(s): Tammie E. Quest, MD Unconscious bias has increasingly been recognized as a barrier to effective care for patients. Providers and patients alike, as humans, are implicitly and unintentionally biased. Humans rely on mental shortcuts, and rely on unconscious categorizations and preferences to cope with day to day life scenarios. When facing a health challenge […]

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1A: Seeing the Elephant: Unconscious Bias in Teams and Patient Care

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Speaker(s): Tammie E. Quest, MD This session will build on the core concepts explored in the keynote session and focus on case studies in hospice and palliative care. In this session, participants will explore strategies to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias in the care of patients and families including their work in the interdisciplinary […]

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