Tag Archives: palliative care

Comfort Care

Contributed by: Mary Garrison, RN – Palliative Care Nursing, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center When someone is nearing the end of their life, caregivers may begin asking the patient and loved ones how they feel about stopping aggressive treatments. These treatments are ones that are meant to prolong life, but sometimes have a serious impact […]



Value of an Emergency Physician on a Palliative Care Team

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by two contributors: Jean Kriz, MD, an emergency physician, and Sheri West, RN. Both of them serve on the same palliative care team at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois. Jean Kriz, MD – Emergency Physician When I started this part-time position as a palliative care […]