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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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One Patient’s Experience with Palliative Care

A few years ago, as a primary care provider, I was caring for a patient named “Samantha*” who was 55 years old and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember meeting with her and her husband about this new diagnosis and trying to answer as many of their questions as I could.
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Improving Care Transitions

A care transition is the process of moving a patient’s care from one setting to another. Improving care transitions enhances quality of life for the patient and reduces stress for the family and care providers. Examples of care transitions include a patient moving from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility or from the hospital to home with hospice care support.