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 A Healer's Journey: Dr. Paul Rousseau

Please join us tomorrow for the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds by Paul Rousseau titled "A Healer's Journey."  Dr. Rousseau's clinical is an example of the highest standards of compassionate care at MUSC, and hardly a week goes by without a note from a patient's family commending the care offered by Dr. Rousseau. Dr. Rousseau is Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He also leads the Division's Palliative Care program.

Nationally Dr. Rousseau is recognized as one of the leaders and founders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Rousseau has written numerous articles which continue to serve as landmark articles for the management of physical and psychological symptoms in the care of seriously ill and dying patients.  He is also an expert and frequent speaker on the legal and cultural issues surrounding palliative sedation. In 2007 Dr. Rousseau was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  He has over 300 publications in the field, which ranks him on the top 0.1% of all hospice and palliative medicine academic faculty.

Dr. Rousseau earned his MD at the University of Guadalajara School of Medicine, then completed an internal medicine internship at St. Joseph's Hospital.  He competed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Montgomery.  He has previously been a member of the faculty at Meharry Medical School and an Adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University and Midwestern/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rousseau is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care.

“A Healer’s Journey”
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:00 am
IOP Auditorium, 1st Floor

Objectives:
 1.  Understand the patients’ perspective of the health care system.
 2.  Understand the importance of professionalism in medical practice.