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London, United Kingdom
TITLE:Language Matters in Palliative and End of Life Care
SPEAKER:Sally Okun, RN, MMHS is the Vice President for Advocacy, Policy, and Patient Safety at PatientsLikeMe (PLM) where she oversees patient voice initiatives; participates in health policy discussions at the national and global level; and serves as PLM’s liaison with government and regulatory agencies. Prior to joining PatientsLikeMe in 2008, Ms. Okun practiced as a palliative and end-of-life care specialist contributing to multiple clinical, research, and educational projects focused on palliative and end-of-life care for numerous clients including Brown University & Harvard Medical School. Ms. Okun participates on the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science Driven Healthcare and serves on the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Program Advisory Board of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care in Boston. Ms. Okun received her diploma in nursing from the Hospital of St. Raphael School of Nursing; Baccalaureate from Southern Connecticut State University; and Masters from The Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University. She completed study of Palliative Care and Ethics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center