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ACRM Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Quality of Life Task Force

Quality of Life Task Force



The Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care Task Force is an interdisciplinary team that focuses on advancing person-centered practices, policies and evidence to improve quality of life and care experiences for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. Through educational initiatives and publications emphasizing skilled communication, symptom management and maximization of function, our task force seeks to expand awareness about the value of rehabilitation and person-centered palliative care principles as an integral part of high-quality oncology practice.



Contact the task force co-chairs to learn more about the work of this task force and ways to contribute.


Rebecca A. Kirch, JD

Rebecca A. Kirch, JD

Co-Chair, CRNG Quality of Life Task Force

Executive Vice President, Healthcare Quality and Value
National Patient Advocate Foundation

Terrence Pugh, MD

Terrence Pugh, MD

Co-Chair, CRNG Quality of Life Task Force

Assistant Professor/Faculty Physician
Carolinas Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center


We are currently working on developing a fact sheet series and educational curricula featuring information, evidence, and resources that can help emerging and existing oncology rehabilitation programs build and expand their services to help put people at the heart of health care.

Prioritize Person-Centered Care

  • Show evidence basis of how outcomes can be improved
  • Show financial impact
  • Publish education pages for providers and patients



  • Diagnosis-specific protocols to improve QOL
  • Alignment of performance status measures
  • Fact sheets to help manage symptom burdens


We have 2-3 leadership positions available. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role within the task force, please contact Co-Chair, Terrence Pugh to learn more.