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Oct. 7, 2016

Integrating palliative care into primary care for patients with chronic, life-limiting conditions.

Region: Americas, Global Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors Source: The Nurse Practitioner

As longevity increases, individuals with chronic, life-limiting conditions will live longer with disease burden and functional decline. Nurse practitioners can integrate symptom management, early decision-making, and supportive care into the primary care setting to improve quality of life and decrease economic and emotional impact at the end of life.