Palliative Care

Palliative care includes medical or surgical methods to ease the pain of a serious or incurable illness. A palliative care physician has had special training to help families make decisions at the end of life and to provide comfort care for critically ill patients. Palliative care is focused on providing patients with good quality of life.

Patients or families can request a consult from a palliative care doctor when they would like to focus on treating and managing symptoms associated with their illness.

Learn more: https://getpalliativecare.org/whatis/

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In the U.S, there are 300,000 hip fractures a year in people 65 and older, and that number is going up.

/ January 15, 2019

Can We Find the Right Formula for Legal Physician-Assisted Death?

Last month, I wrote about my ambivalence about the EoLOA in a personal essay about a client who desired, but did not carry out, a physician-assisted death in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

/ July 2, 2018

Strong Faith Should Help at End of Life

Iadmit that I don't have a strong religious belief system. But, I admire those who possess strong faith, especially when it comes to the frightening prospect of illness and death. My friend Lisa dreamed that Jesus was calling to her...

/ November 17, 2017