Provide palliative care

Palliative interventions should be integrated with curative treatment. Identify, in all patients if they have an advance care plan; discuss goals of care to assure that care is congruent with the person’s life wishes; respect priorities and preferences, tailor the care plan and provide the best care irrespective of treatment choice. Palliative care does not require a separate ward or department and should be accessible at healthcare facilities treating patients diagnosed with the disease. Providers should reference their institutional standards regarding the potential use of opioids for dyspnea. Keywords: end of life

SNOMED_CT Problem=191415002 (PB0050); SNOMED_CT Cat-Tar=385736008 (CG0002, TG0068)

  • end of life care