Death And Dying: Expanding Palliative Care

“Sometimes called “comfort care,” palliative medicine evolved as the norm at hospices, where doctors, chaplains and others long ago became accustomed to working together to make patients as comfortable as possible and ease their suffering, regardless of its source.

“Suffering is not just a physical thing,” said Karren Weichert, head of Midland Care in Topeka, which provides hospice care and other services to those who are terminally ill or seriously debilitated. “It can be social, emotional, spiritual. In hospice, we deal with all of that.””



About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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