Discuss Palliative Care Soon After Diagnosis, PF Foundation Urges

Discuss Palliative Care Soon After Diagnosis, PF Foundation Urges

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Discuss Palliative Care Soon After Diagnosis, PF Foundation Urges

Healthcare providers should broach the topic of palliative care — specialized care that may or may not include hospice — with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) patients shortly after they are diagnosed, according to a position statement recently issued by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). “Soon after diagnosis, discussions of palliative care may offer reassurance that resources are available for managing symptoms and for future advance care planning,” Joseph Lasky, MD, chief medical officer of the PFF,…

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