Why Palliative Care is Growing

Jul 21, 2015

 

  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 help visualize the relative roles of varying forms of medical care, he has prepared the Venn diagram below.