The Palliative Care Option

Cantlupe, Joe
July 2012
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2012, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p38
The article discusses the relevance of palliative care programs. The author states approximately 40% of health providers observe specialized approach in relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Key factors are also presented that would help prospective patients consider the interdisciplinary care including extending the individualized medical attention into outpatient, across service lines and for children. INSET: Palliative Care Challenged by Physician Shortage.


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