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How do you know what palliative medications to use?

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Your palliative care experts will ask what you may need and want. Maybe you’d like to feel well enough to leave the hospital or to move to the next step in your treatment. Or, you may want to get stronger so you can see your daughter play baseball or attend your son’s wedding. Your team can help you reach those goals.

The team can answer questions about treatment options, help you make decisions, and let your regular doctors know your wishes. You’ll have more control over your overall care this way.

From: What Is Palliative Care? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2017

SOURCES:

Center to Advance Palliative Care: “What Is Palliative Care?” “Disease Types,” “Frequently Asked Questions,” “Benefits of Pediatric Palliative Care.”

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: “Hospice and Palliative Care for Children.”

KidsHealth: “Palliative Care.”

Family Caregiver Alliance: “Understanding Palliative/Supportive Care: What Every Caregiver Should Know.”

American Psychiatric Association: “Palliative Care Helps Patients and Caregivers.”

Palliative Doctors: “Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice and Palliative Care.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

Center to Advance Palliative Care: “What Is Palliative Care?” “Disease Types,” “Frequently Asked Questions,” “Benefits of Pediatric Palliative Care.”

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: “Hospice and Palliative Care for Children.”

KidsHealth: “Palliative Care.”

Family Caregiver Alliance: “Understanding Palliative/Supportive Care: What Every Caregiver Should Know.”

American Psychiatric Association: “Palliative Care Helps Patients and Caregivers.”

Palliative Doctors: “Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice and Palliative Care.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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