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The Honor Project

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Neuro-oncology team members connect with patients through direct patient care, correspondence and the electronic medical record. Hence, relationships develop between patients and various team members. The prognosis for patients diagnosed with malignant gliomas remains grim. Consequently, team members have constant exposure to death. When a patient dies, team members experience loss but often have no formal opportunity to grieve. Patients die almost every week and grief is unavoidable in the workplace. Acknowledging what our team experiences on a regular basis became both an obligation and an opportunity to take action! The Honor Project was launched in September of 2017, setting in motion a cultural shift for our clinic.