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Medical Intel

Aug 20, 2016

what-is-palliative-carePalliative care services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center provide hospitalized patients with serious illnesses ongoing relief from symptoms and stress during and after treatment. Our interdisciplinary palliative care team members are experts in this specialized field of medicine—and deliver an important level of additional support to our patients. The team takes a holistic approach to care aimed at healing mind, body and spirit.

Listen in as James Hunter Groninger, MD, discusses how members of the team work collaboratively with one another, and hand-in-hand with patients' other medical specialists and health care providers to help ease physical pain and other symptoms and promote patients' emotional, psycho-social and spiritual health at any stage of illness.