Palliative Care in Late-Stage Disease and Hospice
January 7, 2011•15 min
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD
Guest: Peter Winn, MD, CMD
With palliative and hospice care, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. What differentiates these two types of care and how can physicians decide which approach to palliative or hospice care is best for each patient? Dr. Peter Winn, professor in the department of family medicine at Oklahoma University School of Medicine in Oklahoma City, discusses various types of care at the end of life, and outlines conditions that might require such care. What are some of the challenges to providing effective palliative and hospice care, and how can physicians best discuss realistic expectations with families and patients? Hosted by Dr. Eric Tangalos.