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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Differentiating Palliative Care and Hospice Care

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Differentiating Palliative Care and Hospice Care

U of A College of Medicine
Author:  
Qi t Yu DO, Paul E Stander MD MBA FACP
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21969
Date Posted: 
07/19/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
07/19/2017
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Abstract: 

Differentiating Palliative Care and Hospice Care is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Explain the difference between palliative care and hospice care
  2. List three benefits of instituting palliative care prior to the terminal stage of a life-limiting illness
  3. Explain differences in eligibility requirements for receiving palliative care vs hospice care
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Guidelines: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Differentiating Palliative Care and Hospice Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21969