Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
1. Provide appropriate treatment to palliative care patients to manage pain and symptoms.
2. Determine the point at which care should be focused on palliation as opposed to disease management.
3. Discuss end-of-life issues with family members to determine appropriate resuscitation strategies.
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Travis E. DeVader, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, California; Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, California
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