Skip Navigation LinksHome > July/September 2010 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 > Complex, Chronic, and End‐of‐Life Care: The Interface Betwee...
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly:
doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3181e6606b
Article

Complex, Chronic, and End‐of‐Life Care: The Interface Between Critical Care and Palliative Care

Freysteinson, Wyona M. MN

Collapse Box

Abstract

Palliative care is a medical subspecialty devoted to palliating symptoms and spending time communicating with patients from the onset of chronic illness through the end of life. Time is one of the gifts a palliative care team gives a patient and family. Ironically, adding time to care may help to decrease critical care costs and mortality. Although palliative care lacks specific funding and national recognition, inpatient, outpatient, hospice, and home palliative programs are emerging to provide coverage across the continuum.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Login

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.