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Palliative Care: Reducing Suffering and Supporting Loved Ones

Palliative Care: Reducing Suffering and Supporting Loved Ones

Update: 2024-04-26
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In this episode of Author's Corner host Myrna Young interviews Dr. Delia Chiaramonte about the topic of palliative care. Dr. Chiaramonte explains that palliative care is symptom-focused care for individuals with serious illnesses, regardless of whether they are seeking a cure. She dispels the myth that palliative care is the same as end-of-life care or hospice, emphasizing that it is a specialty that aims to reduce suffering and improve the overall well-being of patients and their families. Dr. Chiaramonte provides insights into how palliative care can be integrated into a patient's existing treatment plan and offers advice on how families can care for their loved ones without depleting themselves. The conversation also touches on the importance of having tough conversations and preparing for end-of-life decisions.

Dr. Delia Chiaramonte is a board-certified physician specializing in family medicine, palliative medicine, and integrative holistic medicine. With a focus on reducing suffering and improving the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses, Dr. Chiaramonte provides symptom-focused care, coping strategies, and assistance with medical decision-making. She is the author of "Coping Courageously: A Heart-Centered Guide for Navigating a Loved One's Illness Without Losing Yourself."

Key Takeaways:

  • Palliative care is symptom-focused care for individuals with serious illnesses, regardless of whether they are seeking a cure.
  • Palliative care aims to reduce physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering for patients and their families.
  • It is important to let go of the idea of fixing everything and instead focus on walking alongside your loved one on their journey.
  • Setting boundaries and seeking help early on can prevent caregiver burnout and ensure the best possible care for the patient.
  • Palliative care can be integrated into a patient's existing treatment plan and does not require stopping other treatments or medications.

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Palliative Care: Reducing Suffering and Supporting Loved Ones

Palliative Care: Reducing Suffering and Supporting Loved Ones

Myrna Young, Life Coach