ACEP Palliative Care Informational Flyer

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Living with your serious illness requires coping daily with challenging symptoms. Both
palliative and curative approaches are crucial in treating your illness. They go hand-inhand. Palliative Care focuses on relieving suffering from your symptoms:
• Pain
• Nausea
• Difficulty breathing
• Loss of appetite
Today, what matters in your care? As things change, what will
matter in the future?
My health goals for today:
My health goals for the future:
 Early Palliative Care interventions
improve quality of life, length of
life, and communication between
doctors and families.
 Have you considered allowing
Palliative Care specialists to work
alongside your other doctors to
provide compassionate,
coordinated care tailored to
you and your family’s goals?
To help you start this conversation, ask your Emergency
Department doctor today to speak to the Palliative Care team.