The Palliative Care Center receives a $250,000 grant

The Palliative Care Center received a $250,000 grant from the HealthCare Chaplaincy-Templeton Foundation to study the impact of hospital-based chaplain support on decision-making during serious illness. This was one of six grants funded out of 72 applications from the U.S. and Canada. Palliative care physician Dr. Tammie Quest will be principal investigator on this grant, which also involves pastoral care, the nursing school, geriatrics, and the department of sociology in Emory College. Based at Emory University Hospital Midtown, the project seeks enhanced understanding of the role of the chaplain in spiritual-based end-of-life decision-making in African Americans.