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Issues for Palliative Care

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Some issues that can arise related to Palliative Care are as follows:

  • Assistance in establishing goals for care and defining priorities
  • Patient and family education to promote understanding of the disease process
  • Symptom management such as pain control
  • Assistance with advanced care planning
  • Coordination with discharge planning process
  • Decision-making regarding end-of-life care
  • Consideration of or planning for Hospice Care