A palliative medicine physician decided to get a pet pig to balance her emotionally draining job with some fun and silliness. She never predicted what it would end up doing for her dying patients.
Cleveland Clinic has launched one of the nation’s few outpatient palliative care services for patients with advanced heart disease. We share insights on its purposes and best practices.
Cleveland Clinic’s patients with life-ending illnesses benefit from programs that provide palliative care and hospice services in their homes.
Palliative medicine and psychiatry have a surprisingly large overlap in terms of approach, skills and treatment experiences. An appreciation of these commonalities helps both specialties and can lead to improved patient care.