Palliative care should continue across the spectrum and lifetime of a cystic fibrosis patient. However, it is often a misunderstood and underutilized service. We will have a multidisciplinary panel present and explain what palliative care is, some innovative ways and tools to apply it to clinical practice, and reasons why it is important to screen for need and appropriately intervene with palliative care early in treatment and throughout the patient's life.
Define the difference between palliative care and hospice.
Employ attendees will be able to employ palliative care concepts and involve palliative care teams within their practice.
Define why it is necessary to utilize palliative service prior to end-of-life care.