Palliative Care

Sharing Palliative Care Strategies

Together, OhioHealth and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are facilitating the integration of palliative care into healthcare in central Ohio, across the United States and internationally. 

Join the interdisciplinary faculty and staff of these two leading medical faculties: Integrate these palliative care strategies into your personal and your institution’s day-to-day practice, and your national healthcare system; create the best possible experience for your patients and their families, as they live with chronic and advancing illnesses.

Curriculum Modules

We share our up-to-date strategies with you through the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Curriculum made available here.

Contact the PCIC Principals

Frank D. Ferris, MD
Executive Director, Palliative Medicine,
Research & Education

Kobacker House, OhioHealth
800 McConnell Dr
Columbus, OH, USA 43214
Phone: (614) 533-6299
Fax: (614) 533-6200

Jillian Gustin, MD
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Division of Palliative Medicine

Ohio State University Medical Center
5th Floor McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr
Columbus, OH, USA 43210
Phone: (614) 293-2957
Fax: (614) 688-3700

Lisa Humphrey, MD
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive, A1061
Columbus, OH, USA 43205
Phone: (614) 722-5139
Fax: (614) 355-2878


The principals of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Curriculum (PCIC) gratefully acknowledge the support of Award Number R25CA134309 from the National Cancer Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Acknowledgment and appreciation are extended to faculty and staff of OhioHealth, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute, the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and the consultants who provided the inspiration and assisted in the development of this curriculum.

Permission to Use

Permission to use, reproduce or adapt any presentations and other content within the PCIC is granted for non-commercial educational purposes only, provided that the above attribution statement and copyright are displayed.

Commercial entities presenting not-for-profit educational programs based on the PCIC Curriculum must not use the PCIC materials with products, images or logos from the commercial entity.

Commercial entities presenting for-profit educational programs using any part of the PCIC Curriculum, must only do so with written permission from Frank D. Ferris or Jillian Gustin, Principals of PCIC.