Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is a self-study series comprising nine books and corresponding online learning modules that each focus on a specific topic in hospice and palliative medicine. We spoke with Scott Irwin, MD PhD, one of the authors, to learn more about this new series.
Psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual issues have a massive impact on patients facing serious illness and the end of life, and pose unique challenges for caregivers; what is the most critical pearl you hope clinicians will get from UNIPAC 2?
These issues impact care outcomes, quality of life, and healthcare utilization. Often, these issues are more important to patients than physical symptoms, and they are more distressing. This book provides simple tools for beginning to address these issues, tools that every clinician should possess.