Demystifying Palliative Care (Supportive Care)

Demystifying Palliative Care (Supportive Care)

Palliative care is often confused with hospice. Very few people are aware that palliative care deals with the quality of life of patients who have a life threatening disease. This would include psychological, social problems in addition to preventing or treating the symptoms and side effects of of disease or treatment. We are talking to Shirley Otis-Green, Clinical Director of Consulting Services with the Coalition of Compassionate Care of California to demystify palliative care and understand the various aspects that are involved.  

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Talk Recorded on Oct. 17, 2016, 6 p.m.   EST 513 11

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  • Anonymous User Oct. 17, 2016, 6:22 p.m.  US/Eastern

    Who is responsible for coordinating the palliative care team with the primary care physician? Is it the patient, caregiver, or someone else?

  • priya menon Oct. 17, 2016, 6:12 p.m.  US/Eastern

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  • Anonymous User Oct. 17, 2016, 12:54 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Is there any national guidelines or standards that palliative care team follows?

  • Anonymous User Oct. 17, 2016, 12:41 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Palliative care can improve quality of life. Can you please explain in layman terms how this comes about. Thanks.

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3:29 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Where should one start while looking for palliative care options?

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3:15 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Would appreciate it very much if you could explain the various different aspects of palliative care. This will definitely help me make a choice for my MIL who is dealing with metastatic breast cancer.

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3:07 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Is end-of-life care included in palliative care?

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3:05 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Do I have to pay for palliative care?

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3:04 a.m.  US/Eastern

    When is the best time during treatment that you should start looking for or consider palliative care?

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3:01 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Can patients continue with their cancer treatment while on palliative care?

  • Anonymous User Oct. 14, 2016, 3 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Can palliative care lengthen life?