How palliative care has been called during times of uncertainly and complexity, when stakes are high — and how to keep it as a priority in the future.

In a new article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Arif H. Kamal, MD., et al. discuss the important roles that palliative care teams have taken during the pandemic, at a time with so much uncertainty for patients and families. This includes includes communication, symptom management, pain management, goals of care conversations, and more. The authors later share why it is critical for palliative care to be weaved into the every day practice of health systems, and ideas for doing so.

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