Palliative Care Often Misunderstood Lee Memorial Health System Treating the patient, not the disease: itís a mantra of palliative care. Often lumped with hospice, there is a distinct difference. Palliative patients are focused on life.
How to Set Up an Advance Healthcare Directive UCLA Health It always seems too early, until itís 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.