How does palliative care augment care provided by my physician?

Palliative care services can improve the efficiency of other physicians treating the patient. Palliative care can address goals of care and symptoms, helping patients and families better understand their illness and set goals for treatment. Managing symptoms and having sincere discussions with patients and families about what they want and what they want to avoid, palliative care services can improve the care being given to patients by other physicians involved in the patient’s care.