Hospice care and palliative care: Is there a difference between the two, and if so, what?
Many people still think that palliative care means hospice care. But today, hospice is only a small part of palliative care.
The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat the symptoms and side effects of a disease; and it should be part of the picture from the first day a serious illness is diagnosed.
Dr. Jim Meadows, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at Tennessee Oncology, will discuss this important topic. How does a family and a health care team best work together to guide a patient through a terminal illness? How does everyone continue to support quality, patient-centered, end-of-life care?