Palliative medicine physician David Harris, MD, discusses best practices and recent advances in managing gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with cancer.
Palliative medicine specialist Laura Shoemaker, DO, believes that it’s key for physicians to begin a difficult conversation by finding out what the patient knows about their condition. “Ask what they’ve been told and what their understanding of that is. Find out what’s most important to them.”
Cleveland Clinic Chair of Palliative and Supportive Care Laura Shoemaker, DO, addresses common barriers to palliative care for patients with cancer.
A movement disorders neurologist teams with a palliative care specialist and a social worker to address issues beyond motor function in a novel dedicated clinic.
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Dr. Laura Shoemaker stresses the importance of listening to provide for the best patient experience.
Many patients with ovarian cancer receive aggressive care at the end of their lives. Gynecologic oncologist, Chad Michener, MD, presents preliminary data from research into barriers to timely palliative and hospice care referrals, as perceived by physicians.
Having meaningful conversations with patients about their end-of-life wishes ‘demonstrates respect’ says Laura Shoemaker, DO, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Connected Care. Learn more in this Q&A.