Palliative Care after Discharge: Services for the Seriously Ill in the Home and Community

Amy M. Corcoran, Neha J. Darrah, Nina R. O'Connor

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHospital-Based Palliative Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical, Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages237-249
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781118772607
ISBN (Print)9781118772577
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Corcoran, A. M., Darrah, N. J., & O'Connor, N. R. (2015). Palliative Care after Discharge: Services for the Seriously Ill in the Home and Community. In Hospital-Based Palliative Medicine: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach (pp. 237-249). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118772607.ch17