Palliative Care

Feb 27, 2018

Credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/premierofalberta/

 

Palliative care aims to provide patients with serious illnesses relief and comfort—but it’s not the same as hospice care. Surveys suggest that tens of thousands of Americans would benefit from this medical specialty.  Learn more about what palliative care does for patients and their families.

Guests: Robin Hirsh-Wright, MSW, LCSW, Director of Palliative Care Service Line , VNA Home Health Hospice in South Portland

Vanessa Little, palliative care specialist, Mount Desert Island Hospital

Isabella Stumpf, Division Director of Palliative Medicine at Maine Medical Center