When facing a life-threatening health issue, a patient can be overwhelmed with his/her own mortality and how to proceed for themselves as well as their families. While some may dismiss the situation as one for the elderly, it can touch anyone at any age.
Thanks to palliative care programs, there is a team ready to work with the patient to focus on the journey ahead for themselves and their families.
Baylor Scott And White Health Clinical Director of the Office of Clinical Ethics and Supportive/Palliative Care Dr. Robert “Bob” Fine was at the Baylor Health Care System Foundation Board’s luncheon to discuss how palliative care differs from hospice and the need for the conversation with the patient should start immediately upon diagnosis.
While the post is being prepared, check out the folks in attendance at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.