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What is the first step in finding palliative care?

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First, ask your primary care doctor for a referral to palliative care. Remember: you don't have to give up your relationship with your regular doctors to receive palliative care services. The palliative care team will work with your other doctors.

In most cases, patients receive palliative care in the hospital. But other health care settings offer palliative care, too, including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and hospices.

From: How to Find Palliative Care WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Nursing Research: "Palliative Care".

Caring Connections: "How Can Palliative Care Help Me?"

Getpalliativecare.org.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Center to Advance Palliative Care.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPC).

National Institutes of Health: Clinical Trials on Palliative Care.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Nursing Research: "Palliative Care".

Caring Connections: "How Can Palliative Care Help Me?"

Getpalliativecare.org.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Center to Advance Palliative Care.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPC).

National Institutes of Health: Clinical Trials on Palliative Care.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

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