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.