Palliative Care Issues. Marianne Matzo, Ph.D., APRN, BC, FAAN Professor, Palliative Care Nursing University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. Palliative care is care provided by an interdisciplinary team Focused on the relief of suffering Support for the best possible quality of life.
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Marianne Matzo, Ph.D., APRN, BC, FAAN
Professor, Palliative Care Nursing
University of Oklahoma College of Nursing
Palliative Care is: team
Evidence-based medical treatment
Vigorous care of pain and symptoms throughout illness
Care that patientswant
Palliative Care is not:
The same as hospice
Hastening deathCatastrophic Mass Casualty Palliative Care
Prevailing circumstances available to everyone.
Triage + 1st response
Receiving disease modifying treatment
Existing hospice and PC patients
The optimal for treatment
The too sick to survive
The too well
The too sick to survive *
Initially left in place
Other than active treatment site