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Monday, November 13th, 2017

Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center webinar with Jenni Linebarger, MD: Living or Surviving? Thoughts on Professional Resiliency

Kansas City, Mo., United States
Vanessa Watkins

Dr. Linebarger will present on the issues of compassion fatigue, burnout, wellness and resiliency as applied to pediatricians. She will offer stories learned through her own career and the literature, and make the argument that there are personal and institutional strategies that there are personal and institutional strategies that can minimize burnout.

Dr. Linebarger “came home” and became faculty at Children’s Mercy in 2011. She is the Medical Director of the Palliative Care Team (PaCT), and site director for a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship (in conjunction with the University of Kansas). She also serves as faculty in the Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics, and is on both the Ethics Committee and the Aligning Support Across Providers response team.

Dr. Linebarger received her undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She completed residency in Pediatrics, a chief resident year, Adolescent Medicine fellowship, and Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Rochester before going to Boston Children’s Hospital for a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. During all of her medical training, she remained active within the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is currently on the executive committee for the Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine. It was in this role that she joined a team of pediatricians to create the Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss, as published in Pediatrics October 2016.

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