An Introduction To Palliative Care

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Patient and Doctor meet to discuss palliative care options that focus on treating pain, minimizing side effects, and ensuring the concerns of the patient and family are addressed
In this photo taken Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Dr. Pamela Sutton, right, talks to patient Carol Delzatto, center, and her husband Paul Delzatto at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hospitals across the country have been adding programs in palliative care, which focus is on treating pain, minimizing side effects, coordinating care among doctors and ensuring the concerns of patients and their families are addressed. (Alan Diaz/AP Photo)

Palliative care is a growing field designed to help those experiencing serious or advanced illness at any age. We learn more about how palliative care treats the whole person, aiming to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families, from a doctor who helped establish the program at UW Health.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dr. Toby Campbell Guest

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