End of Life

How Palliative Care is Not Just For Those With a Terminal Illness

This session is intended for Caregivers, Patients, Professionals

When individuals hear the words “palliative care” panic sets is as they think they are being told they have a terminal illness. Dr. Bree Johnston MD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and the Director of Palliative Care for the PeaceHealth System clears up the misconception of what palliative care is and how this type of support can assist individuals through many stages of a serious illness. Dr. Johnston differentiates the difference between palliative care and hospice care and the support and benefits of each.

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