An integrated palliative approach can start anywhere – and everywhere. Everyone has a role to play, including you. In today’s health care settings the role of the expert palliative care team may vary in each jurisdiction. With a palliative approach in place, the same practitioners providing the person’s care in any community setting can initiate and support integrated palliative care.
An integrated palliative approach looks at the whole person, providing holistic care that respects each person’s values and preferences and optimizes health care resources to support better care across all care settings. As a community develops an integrated palliative approach and more primary care providers in different settings have the confidence and skills to integrate palliative services into their patients’ care, the expert team will shift to more of a shared-care role.
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