Palliative care in the emergency department: An oxymoron or just good medicine?

William Lukin, Carol Douglas, Alan O'Connor

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    Abstract

    In 2006, the American Board of Emergency Medicine co-sponsored hospice and palliative medicine as a recognized medical subspecialty. There is recognition of the need for these skills to be available in EDs in the USA. This article discusses the rationale for integrating a palliative approach in the ED. We need to engage our palliative care colleagues to increase clinical support to meet the needs of these vulnerable patients and to foster collaborative educational opportunities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)102-104
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmergency Medicine Australasia
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

    Keywords

    • End-of-life care
    • Palliative interventions

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