Find the answer to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Two cancer experts clear up the confusion over palliative care versus hospice care.
Many doctors believe their mission is to preserve life at all costs. But that is not always in the patient’s best interests. Learn why communication between doctors and families about end-of-life care has become so important.
Hospice and palliative care are terms often mistakenly used interchangeably. People tend to associate them both with the end of life. But that’s not always the case. Despite what many people may think, these two types of care aren’t synonymous. “People misconstrue the two all the time,” says palliative care specialist Krista Dobbie, MD. “We … Read More
You’ve just been discharged from a hospital after major surgery or treatment for a serious illness. Yet you need more help — maybe a lot more — before you’re ready to return home. A bewildering array of care options await you and your family. Suddenly you get the feeling that now you’re on your own. … Read More