Clinicians who provide care in the hospital are often faced with creating a comprehensive plan of care for a patient/family living with a life-limiting illness. Understanding the hospice and palliative medicine resources available will help clinicians to create a patient- or family-centered discharge plan based on the patient/family goals of care. Hospitalists must understand the importance of a well-documented discharge care plan with goals of care and symptom management that is sustainable and possible to be carried out at the site of discharge.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Hospital-Based Palliative Medicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 24 2015|
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