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Palliative Care: A Novel Solution to the Healthcare Crisis. Syracuse Seminar Series on Aging

R. Sean Morrison
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R. Sean Morrison: Director, National Palliative Care Research Center; Vice-Chair for Research, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care, Mount sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574

No 43, Center for Policy Research Policy Briefs from Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Abstract: Palliative care is specialized healthcare for anyone who is diagnosed with a serious and life-threatening illness, starting when they get the diagnosis, regardless of the prognosis. Although hospice is a form of palliative care, most palliative care is not end-of-life care or hospice, a common misperception that deters many people from using palliative care when they would benefit from it. Palliative care improves quality of care, reduces hospital costs, and helps clinicians address the needs and wants of patients and their families, which is why I refer to it as a 'novel' solution to the longstanding healthcare crisis.

Keywords: palliative care; hospice; patient autonomy; access to information; pain; distress; serious illness; cancer; depression; physical discomfort; medical education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H51 I12 J14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2010-11
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