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Who is on a palliative care team?

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In general, the team includes a doctor, a nurse, and a social worker. But other experts often fill out the team, according to a patient's needs. These include chaplains, counselors, pharmacists, dietitians, rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, music and art therapists, and home health aides.

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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