Dr. Goldberg is part of the Ariadne Labs global online community of clinicians, the Serious Illness Care Community of Practice. She was the only veterinarian in attendance at the Serious Illness Care Program course, co-sponsored by Ariadne Labs, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care in June 2015. She has since modified the Serious Illness Conversation Guide for veterinary use and is teaching it to veterinary students and professionals. The Serious Illness Care Program’s mission is “Helping seriously ill patients choose care that’s aligned with their values and goals.” Dr. Goldberg is passionate about bringing this initiative to veterinary care, through skilled and compassionate conversations between clinicians and families facing serious illness of a beloved pet.
Serious Illness Resources
- Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Care
- Oncology Times
- Serious Illness Care Goals and Best Practices
- The Conversation Project