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Dana-Farber’s PFAC Members Share Their Passion and PerspectiveLearn how much our Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) mean to patients and families, parents, caregivers, physicians, nurses, and advocates.
The Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) at Dana-Farber include patients, family members, and staff. There are separate councils for adult care (Adult Patient and Family Advisory Council, or APFAC) and pediatric care (Pediatric Patient and Family Advisory
Council, or PPFAC). Our Council members share their experience to make a positive impact on the patient/family experience for others.
Both councils represent Dana-Farber's commitment to patient- and family-centered care by including the following core principles in all discussions and projects:
Both our adult and our pediatric Patient and Family Advisory Councils share a single, ongoing mission:
Read our flyer and learn more about us, including how to join.
Learn MoreVisit the Adult (APFAC) Council and/or the Pediatric (PPFAC) Council webpage to learn more about each Council and how to apply.
Visit the Adult (APFAC) Council and/or the Pediatric (PPFAC) Council webpage to learn more about each Council and how to apply.
How Our Patients Help Create a Healing Environment
Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #2: Then and Now with Leukemia Survivor Ben Blaisdell: Ben Blaisdell
How I Told My Young Children I Had Cancer: Gabby Spear
On the Other Side: Becky Sail
Beyond Cancer Podcast – Episode #5: Stupid Things People Say: Becky Sail
Five Tips for Facing a Rare Cancer: Becky Sail
A Caregiver’s Perspective: Honoring Your Hopes and Fears: Gina Paglucia
From Teacher to Cancer Caregiver – and Coach: Deb Osborne
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Cancer Caregiver: Allan Osborne
In Sickness and in Health as a Cancer Caregiver: Deb Osborne
Young Breast Cancer Patient Puts Healing in Her Own Hands: Kireina Bell Sancho
Voices Podcast – Season 2 Episode #5: Then and Now with Breast Cancer Survivor Gabby Spear: Gabby Spear
Voices Podcast – Episode #5: Balancing Motherhood and Breast Cancer: Gabby Spear
Stem Cell Transplant Helps Boy with Leukemia to Remission – and New Home
The Loss of a Child: Stories from Three Bereaved Parents: Monica Vinasco, Mark Sullivan, and Deanna Abrams
How Boston and Dana-Farber Gave This Family Hope: Ricardo Garcia
The Power of Patient and Family Centered Care: One Mom’s Journey: Sara Dickison Taylor
How to Manage Family Life When Your Child Has Cancer: Valerie Graf
Full Circle: The Journey from Patient to Caregiver: Sara Dickison Taylor
Questions to Ask When Your Child Finishes Cancer Treatment: Julia Pettengill
What to Do If Your Child Relapses: Deanna Abrams