Palliative Care – Are We There?

Angie Szumlinski News

End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care, Hospice, different names, similar care delivery; however, are you aware that the settings where this care should be available don’t always have the resources to provide it? In a recent study published in JAMDA, it identified that despite caring for patients with serious illnesses and poor prognosis, only a minority of LTACHs in the U.S. have …

COVID-19 – Emergency Palliative Care in Action

Angie Szumlinski Health

Although this is often a difficult conversation to have, COVID-19 can and often does have a rapid onset and can advance quickly. COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the world. Many patients will present with a high symptom burden, which specialists in palliative care can help manage. Increasing numbers of patients will not be suitable for mechanical ventilation but instead will …

Palliative Care During a Pandemic

Angie Szumlinski Health

The world is experiencing insurmountable illness related to COVID-19. The virus originated in Asia and spread through surrounding countries and eventually presented here in the United States. This illness has taken the lives of so many of our frail/elderly and those with underlying health conditions (cardiac conditions, COPD, cancer, etc.). As the virus continues to spread, hospitals are beginning to …