Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Details

  • Outpatient palliative care services
  • Hospice-care services
  • Need for palliative care
  • Role of prognostication
  • Goals of care
  • Comprehensive palliative care assessment
  • Illness trajectories
  • Overview of common symptoms experienced by patients in the palliative care setting
  • Overview of treatment of the seriously ill patient
  • Pain management
  • Dyspnea
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Delirium
  • Nausea
  • Tools to document advance-care planning
  • Palliative sedation and physician-assisted death
  • Guidelines

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Jeanie Youngwerth

Associate Professor of Medicine

Program Director

University of Colorado Hospital Palliative Care Service

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Aurora

CO

Disclosures

JY is an unpaid member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quality/Practices Standards Committee, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Technical Advisory Panel for the Hospital Palliative Care Joint Commission Advanced Certification Program, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Pain Panel Committee. JY is an author of several references cited in this topic.

Macmillan Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

St George's University of London

London

UK

Disclosures

OM is funded for his work as a Macmillan secondary care advisor.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics

Professor

Departments of Geriatrics and Medicine

Director

Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute

Director

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York

NY

Disclosures

DEM has received HIH-NCI ROI funding greater than 6 figures USD. DEM declares that she has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Denver

CO

Disclosures

CL declares that she has no competing interests.

Chief Executive Officer

Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care

Colorado Springs

CO

Disclosures

CK declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor

Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation

King's College London/King's Healthcare Partners

London

UK

Disclosures

IJH declares that she has no competing interests.

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