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what does palliative care look like during chronic illnessess?

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Dr. Khurram Khan
Palliative Care 10 years experience
Quality of Life: It provides qol and PC team determines patient's and family's goals of care and try to achieve those goals with available resources.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Comfort care: Palliative care is provided for somebody who has a life-threatening disease for which there is no cure and that may cause death but it is not clear when.

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What is palliative care?

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Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Pain control: Palliative care is care that addresses pain and suffering. It is comfort care. It does not seek to cure disease.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Whats palliative care?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Relieve symptoms: Palliative care refers to medical care typically used for patients with terminal illness with a focus on relieving symptoms, pain and stress rather than a focus on curing the underlying medical problem.
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
This usually involves a team approach and also help a loved ones coped with the effects of end stage illness
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you receive palliative care? Ask?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Ask: I would certainly hope that if one was at an end of life state that it would be offered or suggested, if not...Ask.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What kinds of palliative care are there?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Palliative care is designed to preserve and or improve the quality of life. It is done in the setting in which a cure is not possible or realistic. The goal of palliative care is to minimize the discomfort suffered by a patient - usually focusing on the most severe symptom(s) at the time.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Yes: Yes if you qualify.

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