Culturally relevant palliative care.


Journal Article (Review)

The journey to excellence in palliative care practice is to recognize the three identities of patients, refine skills in assessment to understand these interrelated dimensions of personhood, and hone the practices of caring to deliver truly comprehensive and personalized care. These practices require clinicians to first connect to persons with illness on a human-human level. Being fully present and engaged with patients is critical to practicing high-quality palliative care. Clinicians must encourage and elicit the story of the illness and the life of the person experiencing the illness.

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Cited Authors

  • Payne, R

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 271 - 279

PubMed ID

  • 25920062

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25920062

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2015.01.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States