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Yael Schenker

Yael Schenker

Program: Biobehavioral Cancer Control 230 McKee Place, Suite 600
Pittsburgh PA

My primary research interest is in the integration of palliative care services in oncology, with a particular focus on developing new models to improve provision of 'primary' palliative care within oncology practices. Secondary research interests include goals of care discussions, quality of life, healthcare policy in serious illness, surrogate decision making, informed consent, and the impact of language and cultural barriers on patient-clinician communication. 

Research Interests and Keywords
  • clinician-patient communication
  • Goals of Care Discussion
  • Health Care Policy in Serious Illness
  • informed consent
  • language barriers
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality of Life in Serious Illness
  • supportive oncology care
  • surrogate decision making
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