Overview: People living with end-stage kidney or heart disease, diabetes or COPD, normally have extensive medical needs. Taking time to understand their needs, wishes and goals of care, can assist greatly in their quality of life as well as length of life in some circumstances. Integrating a palliative approach to care early can make a significant difference to them and to their families.
- Understand the symptoms of end-stage disease of the heart, kidneys or lungs, and those related to end-stage diabetes
- Identify some of the clinical tools which can assist with illness trajectory and care
- Learn how and when to integrate a palliative approach to care and the advantages of doing so