Symptom Control at the End of Life

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Abstract

Symptom control at the end of life is an identified ongoing gap in end-of-life care. Increased demand for high-quality symptom control; limited supply of specialty trained clinicians; lack of consistent high-quality evidence-based interventions; and education deficits among clinicians, patients, and families in end-of-life processes contribute to this gap. High-value end-of-life care is centered on high-quality communication about goals of care. This article reviews primary palliative care concepts of communication and symptom control to provide a framework for primary care physicians to use in the care of patients at the end of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1111-1122
Number of pages12
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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