Palliative Care Often Misunderstood Lee Memorial Health System Treating the patient, not the disease: it’s a mantra of palliative care. Often lumped with hospice, there is a distinct difference. Palliative patients are focused on life.
Advanced Directives Lee Memorial Health System Life changing events can happen in a second and leave loved ones with questions on what to do next. Kim Pieretti, a Palliative Care clinical social worker with Lee Health, says every day accidents and unexpected illnesses happen and families are left to make big decisions about a loved one’s future. “We prepare for vacations, we prepare for retirement, and this is one area where we really do need to have at least one conversation of how we define our quality of life.”
How to Set Up an Advance Healthcare Directive UCLA Health It always seems too early, until it’s too late. UCLA Health celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day with advice from Dr. Neil Wanger about how to set up an advance healthcare directive.
The Journey of Palliative Care: Putting Quality Back Into Life Lee Memorial Health System Palliative Care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life.