3 Differences between Palliative Care and Hospice

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

When patients hear the terms “palliative care” and “hospice,” they may not realize there’s a difference between them. After all, these treatments can be vastly similar, since they’re both focused on patient comfort. Most people don’t want to spend significant time in the hospital, let alone die in a sterile hospital setting. Both palliative care and hospice aim to honor …

5 Facts You Should Know About Palliative Care

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

When Sunita Puri began her medical career, she realized her education had some significant gaps. No one had taught her how to have difficult conversations with patients or how to give a patient a serious diagnosis. Even now, the language of medical professionals often refers to illnesses in terms of “fighting” and “winning the battle” against the disease, leaving little …