“Life is a Gift”: A Vision for Preemptive Palliation

Gupta, Deepak
February 2010
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Feb2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p109
Academic Journal
The article presents a perspective on preemptive palliative intervention for terminally ill patients. The author focuses on a patient with chest pain secondary to cocaine use along with physical, psychological, social and spiritual damage. The author suggests a preemptive palliative intervention known as, "Life is a Gift" talk. "Life is a Gift" is an adjustment of the standard objectives of care conversations conducted by palliative care teams (PCT).


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