Palliative Care Approach to the Terminally Ill in the Emergency Department
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Evaluate the meaning of palliative care in relation to providing life-saving care for terminally ill patients.
2. Compare and contrast pharmacological symptom management regimen for patients receiving palliative vs. curative care.
3. Initiate goals-of-care discussions with patients and families to determine most appropriate treatment plan.
4. Provide early palliative care referral for patients receiving terminal diagnoses.
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Theodor W. Pesch, MD, PhD, Course Chair, Wilmington, Delaware
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