Dr. Papadatou introduces her early beginnings in the field of pediatric palliative care and recalls several of influential figures in her life. These figures were "models of professionalism and humanity," and included her father, her professor, and a 30-year-old woman with ovarian cancer who "made it a point to teach [physicians], advocate [for patients], and prove wrong all the prognostics." Dr. Papadatou describes her international work in research, education, and her experience with organizing international events that incorporated some of the fields pioneers, such as Charles Corr, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Earl Grollman, Ida Martinson, Betty Davies, and many others. Dr. Papadatou then describes her work with seriously ill children in conjunction with the oncology department of her home hospital, as well as her research and policy contributions. She concludes with her perspective on how the field of pediatric palliative care can advance through a movement of interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, and planning.
Pediatric Palliative Care Oral History Project
Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis
"Danai Papadatou Oral History." (2019). OH154-S28-i01, Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis.