An Overview of Palliative Care and Hospice

Danbury Hospital

Palliative Care is patient and family centered care that focuses on pain and symptom management, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient throughout the course of the illness, but also assists with determining goals of care. It is provided in collaboration with other health care providers and consists of an interdisciplinary team of Board Certified Palliative Care and Hospice physicians, Advance Practice nurses, Social Work, Spiritual Care and pharmacy. Hospice care is a type of palliative Care provided to patients and their families in the final months of life. 

Join us on March 28 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm as Julia MacMillan, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, describes the similarities and differences of the two levels of care, and answers any questions you have.