Managing Gaps in Care: Discipline-Specific Approaches
A Palliative Approach to Care for Direct Care Workers
Last Reviewed: November 2, 2017
What You’ll Learn
- Describe a palliative approach to caring for people with serious illness
- Support close communication between the patient or client, family, and all care providers
- Observe, record, and report about your patients' and clients' symptoms, pain, and stress
- Provide emotional support to clients and families
What You’ll Earn
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Tools & Resources
About Palliative Care
Last Updated: November 5, 2019
Definition of palliative care and how it improves quality of life for patients living with a serious illness, and their families.view
Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale
Last Updated: February 1, 2019
Illustrated pain scale for patients with cognitive impairment and children.view
Susan R. Misiorski, BS. Vice President of Workforce Innovations, PHI, Inc.
Peggy Powell, BA. Senior Advisor, PHI, Inc.
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