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.
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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
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We are a culture and society, unfortunately, with a phobia about death and end-of-life issues. The result is that countless people have faced the end of their life without having communicated their wishes about how they will go through the experience. Instead, important decisions regarding medical care and comfort often are left to family members, … Read More