baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses
continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to
outstrip the supply, according Timothy E Quill, MD, professor of Medicine,
Psychiatry and Medical Humanities in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and
Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
that with appropriate education and training, many fundamental aspects of
palliative care can be provided by those already caring for a patient.
symptom control, defining and aligning goals of care, and attention to the needs
of the family are just some of the fundamental principles of palliative care to
be included in the generalist and specialist palliative care toolbox."