Podcast: How patients perceive palliative care

Interview with Dr. Camilla Zimmermann, head of the palliative care program at UHN in Toronto, associate professor and Rose family Chair in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, as well as senior scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

In a research article (open access) she co-authored, Dr. Zimmermann conducted interviews with patients and their caregivers in an effort to understand attitude and perceptions about palliative care. Early palliative care improves quality of life, symptom management and satisfaction with care in patients with advanced cancer. However, stigma associated with the term palliative care may be a barrier to timely referral.


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2 thoughts on “Podcast: How patients perceive palliative care

  1. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness and this type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support.
    PapayaCare is one of the leading palliative care centers in Ahmedabad, India, specialize in palliative home care services aim to provide comfort and support for patients and families.

    Thank you for sharing this blog. Keep blogging.

  2. Yusni Bonlingo

    It is great to learn about palliative care. I just realized that sometimes this kind of care is really necessary while still looking for the real cause of the illness but must induce some kind of pain killers to stop the pain of the patient.

    Yusni (Hangover IV Vitamin)


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