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The one hundred honoree: Mary Susan Convery, MSW, LICSW

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The one hundred honoree: Mary Susan Convery, MSW, LICSW

Mass General Giving

As the social worker in the Mass General Cancer Center’s Center for Thoracic Cancers, Mary Susan Convery meets with patients and family members who are shaken by the news of a devastating illness. She is a calm and steady presence, extending patience and understanding to people as they absorb a frightening diagnosis. This could mean listening to someone who refuses to confront an impending loss or counseling a grieving survivor.

Mary Susan provides creative and highly individualized care to people experiencing profound grief and loss. Her support group for lung cancer patients enables participants to make powerful, supportive connections with one another.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary clinical team, Mary Susan provides insights into each patient’s psychological state and psychosocial challenges. She also uses her specialized training to support her colleagues in coping with the weight of their work and their inevitable losses. Mary Susan’s clinical skills, dedication and empathy make her a valued partner to patients and colleagues alike.