What is Palliative Care? It is specialized medical care focusing on improving the care and quality of life for patients with advanced illness by decreasing suffering. It can be delivered concurrently with curative care. Early identification of patients who are likely to benefit is key. How do you decide whether your patient could benefit from a palliative care consult?
About Kalie Dove-Maguire, MDEmergency Medicine resident
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco-SFGH