Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

When we think of “the seriously ill,” many of us conjure up images of individuals who are older, or in hospitals, or near the end of their lives. In fact, people of all ages suffer from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and health care professionals are always looking for more effective ways to relieve and prevent suffering among their patients and to enhance the quality of care.

How do we improve palliative care training for health practitioners, and how do we better engage patients in the health care decisionmaking process?

In this event, Karl Lorenz discusses the delivery of palliative care services, training in palliative care, and how research can improve—and philanthropy can support—this vital aspect of health care.