Care through palliative medicine can often be misunderstood, even though it’s an important aspect of treatment for many patients and their families when someone is diagnosed with a serious illness. Whether a diagnosis is life-limiting, life-threatening or chronically severe, palliative medicine provides an extra layer of support to make sure care is aligned with what’s most important to the patient.
To improve awareness about care though palliative medicine and the special role the service and Guthrie staff played throughout the journey of her longtime partner, Kailin Bouse of Tunkhannock, Pa. shares how palliative medicine made a difference in both of their lives up until his passing.
A Terminal Diagnosis Story
To learn more about Guthrie Palliative Medicine, visit www.Guthrie.org/PalliativeMedicine. To speak to a member of our team, call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743).