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Palliative and Hospice Care
Juris Medicus has a medical expert who is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in hospice and palliative medicine.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. The goal is to provide comfort and relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness while improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided alongside curative treatment. Hospice care is a specific type of palliative care for people who likely have six months or less to live.
Palliative and hospice medicine is a medical subspecialty provided by physicians who offer palliative care for people who are seriously ill. Palliative doctors have special training and expertise in pain management and symptom control and specialize in helping patients and their families cope with the many burdens of a serious illness. Palliative care physicians work with an interdisciplinary team to holistically care for the patient and their family.