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Palliative Care: It’s For The Living

February 15, 20139 min
Dr. Tanya Stewart discusses how palliative care extends the principals of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their serious illness.   Dr. Tanya Stewart discusses how palliative care extends the principals of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their serious illness. Thus, the focus is on quality of life, symptom relief, all while addressing family needs, as well. “We try to get to know the human being behind the illness, and then pair their needs, expectations and values with a treatment option. In short, we listen and value the opinions of everyone intimately involved.”

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