In this episode we talk with the founding director of the UCSF Palliative Care program, Dr. Steve Pantilat. Dr. Pantilat is recognized internationally as one of the leading experts on palliative care and he chairs the advisory committee for the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholars program. We talk about what palliative care actually is in practice, how his patients and colleagues define ‘living well’ with serious illness, what caregivers should do for their loved ones, the future of palliative care and his new book, “Life After the Diagnosis; Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers.”
If you are interested in your Health Care, the Health Changers podcast is a great place to start. It explains what is at the heart of this brand new Cambia Health Solutions podcast. When you are done with this one, check out our first podcast focused on Palliative Care and make sure to leave a comment and rating on iTunes.