Tammie E. Quest, M.D.

Tammie E. Quest, M.D.

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Tammie E. Quest, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert in palliative care in the emergency setting. She is the Director of the Emory Palliative Care Center for Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Emory University School of Medicine and board certified in Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

She is a Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar and currently serves as the Chief of the Section of Palliative Medicine at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and is the former director of the Grady Cancer Center for Excellence Palliative Care Oncology Program. She is currently the Fellowship Program Director for the Emory University School of Medicine program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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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