Why Palliative Care is Growing

May 5, 2014

  Hospice care, for people with terminal illnesses, is well established now. Palliative care is not as well known, but can actually do more.

In many ways, says Dr. Gary Johanson, Director of Memorial Hospice and Palliative Care Service for St. Joseph's Annadel Medical Group, the modern practice of palliative care is a return to the care-giving philosophy that prevailed before the era of modern medicine.

To display the relative roles of varying forms of medical care, Dr. Johanson has prepared the Venn diagram below.