Palliative Care Consults

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165784
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999897 | DOI:
Palliative Care Consults

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This chapter discusses the concept of the so-called palliative care consults. Most consults are not straightforward requests for advice regarding a particular symptom but rather very difficult processes of communication and relationship building in emotionally charged situations. The chapter explains how the GOOD structure may be modified to accommodate the consult process. The GOOD acronym stands for identifying goals and option, giving one's opinion, and then documenting the consult.

Keywords: palliative care consults; symptom; communication; GOOD approach; medical consultation

Chapter.  5415 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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