What Do Physician / Doctor, Palliative Cares Do?
Physicians/doctors in palliative care work primarily at hospitals or run their own practice, and specialize in medical care for people with a serious or chronic illness. Their job is to provide relief from the associated symptoms and alleviate their patients' physical and emotional pain to improve their quality of life. They also work with their patients' families to alleviate stress.
Aspiring doctors of palliative care must earn a medical degree, complete residencies in relevant specialties, a…Read more
- Examine and evaluate patients.
- Meet with patients or caregivers in homes and medical settings.
- Assist patients, family members and caregiver in end of life decisions.
- Prescribe medication and treatments.