Monthly PMMNG Meetings

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At our May 12, 2018 PMMNG meeting, Jill Farabelli, MSW LCSW, will talk about palliative care.  She will discuss what palliative care is, what resources/services it provides, how it can be beneficial to those facing serious illness.  She will also briefly discuss palliative care resources in the community and how to access this support.   

Jill is a social worker who splits her time at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania on the inpatient palliative care team and also works in the Palliative and Supportive Oncology Outpatient Clinic located in the Abramson Cancer Center where she provides emotional support and counseling for individuals and families facing serious illness.

The slides that Jill and co-speaker Anessa Foxwell presented are attached below. Also Anessa and Jill provided a worksheet for beginning discussinos about end-of-life care, which is also attached. And here are a couple of websites that they recommend:



Tentative list of upcoming PMMNG meeting program topics and speakers:


  • May 12: Palliative Care 101(Jill Farabelli, Palliative Care Social Worker)
  • June 9: Stress and Anxiety (Nicole Rode, Janssen Nurse educator), Short Discussion of Volunteer Interest Survey
  • July 14: Patient / Family Split, Lori Curtis Tribute
  • August 11: No meeting due to summer break
  • September 8: Lab Results (Colleen Erb, UPenn Nurse Practioner), Black Swan Initiative Update (Robin Tuohy, International Myeloma Foundation)
  • October 13: No meeting due to International Myeloma Foundation Patient & Family Seminar in Philadelphia
  • November 10: Medical Insurance (Christina Bach, LSW)
  • December 8: End of Year Celebration

General Meeting Information

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month (excepting August)
TIME: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
WHERE: RALSTON HOUSE, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (Near Univ. of Pennsylvania Campus). There is free parking behind Ralston House off of Ludlow Street.

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