5-Minute Survey on Physician Confidence with Palliative Patient/Family Interactions and Pain/Symptom Management
Palliative medicine, a relatively new and growing medical subspecialty, is focused on improving quality of life–and quality of care–for seriously ill patients and family caregivers from the time of diagnosis, during aggressive treatments and beyond.
Aging baby boomers are expected to double the approximately 90,000,000 Americans now living with serious and life-threatening illness over the next 25 years.
While there were almost no palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals just 10 years ago, the Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care (CAPC) reports that, “In the last five years alone, access to palliative care in our nation′s hospitals has more than doubled.”
MSNJ & Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Survey have teamed up to poll physicians on their confidence level in addressing these issues.