Robert Moskowitz, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Understanding the Scope of Palliative Care

Palliative care is commonly approached by providers as a solution to initiate at or near the end of a patient’s life. Often, the focus of care for chronic and complex illnesses becomes how to mitigate the disease process itself, but not always how to manage its impact on activities of daily living. In other words, “fixing” a disease process sometimes overshadows living with a disease, until the negative effects can no longer be ignored, and the cure is acknowledged as unlikely. The fundamental root of palliative care is to change that. A new understanding of palliative care Increasingly, it is…

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