Palliative Care

Palliative Care Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Palliative care relieves suffering and improves quality of life for patients with serious conditions and their family caregivers. It involves symptom and pain management, shared decisionmaking, practical and psychosocial support, and coordination across care settings. Palliative care services are typically provided by multidisciplinary teams that consult with patients and family members to address their complex needs.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that deliver palliative care in different settings.

The featured QualityTools provide health care professionals with resources and tools to support the development and quality improvement of palliative care programs.

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