Palliative Care: What is it, Why It is So Important, What you Need To Know


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Healthcare Whisperer welcomes David Klos, nurse practitioner and Beth Damsky, Licensed Social Worker to the show to discuss their incredible work in Palliative Care. They are both Palliative Care team members at Newton Wellesley Hospital. I met both of them when the discussion of palliative care arose with a client. I was very impressed with their insight, knowledge and sensitivity in speaking with family on such a delicate topic. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of an illness-whatever the diagnosis. The beauty of this care is it is team based offering many supports to the patient and family. This show will provide the listener with great insight into how palliative care works and when it is most needed. Get your questions ready and give us a call!

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