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What are examples of what a palliative care team might do?

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A palliative care doctor may prescribe medications and other treatments for pain, constipation, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. A social worker may coordinate your care and serve as an advocate on behalf of you and your family. A chaplain may offer spiritual support and help you to explore your beliefs and values.

The palliative care team can also help your family by offering medical information, emotional support, and home care assistance.

From: The Palliative Care Team WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Getpalliativecare.org: "What Is Palliative Care?" 

Cleveland Clinic: "About Palliative Medicine." 

National Institute of Nursing Research: "Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness".

Getpalliativecare.org: "How to Get Palliative Care: Meet with the Palliative Care Team."

American Geriatrics Society: "Palliative Care and Hospice."

National Association of Social Workers: "Social Workers in Hospice and Palliative Care". 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Getpalliativecare.org: "What Is Palliative Care?" 

Cleveland Clinic: "About Palliative Medicine." 

National Institute of Nursing Research: "Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness".

Getpalliativecare.org: "How to Get Palliative Care: Meet with the Palliative Care Team."

American Geriatrics Society: "Palliative Care and Hospice."

National Association of Social Workers: "Social Workers in Hospice and Palliative Care". 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

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