Clinical Relevance and Considerations of Palliative Care in Older Adults

Leah Bright, Bonnie Marr

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The incorporation of palliative care to address the needs of the older adult is a vital part of emergency medicine. Recognizing the trajectory of chronic diseases in older adults and the myriad of medical diseases amenable to palliative care is paramount. Early involvement of palliative care should be considered the cornerstone to overarching management of the older adult presenting to the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-452
Number of pages10
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2021


  • Emergency medicine
  • Older adults
  • Palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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