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Palliative Care Consultation 

Palliative Care Consultation
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Palliative Care Consultation
Author(s):

Colleen M. Mulkerin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0005
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date: 26 October 2020

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

Palliative care consultation is increasingly available to patients and their families in the hospital setting.

Consultation etiquette guides the processes of referral and consultation.

The roles and opportunities for social work range from direct clinical care to leadership responsibilities on the team.

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