Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Palliative Interventions: The Prevention of Symptoms in Chronic Conditions

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 19:48 / by Dr Kim Kuebler

The implementation of palliative interventions in the effective management of chronic conditions:

  • Prevents exacerbation of chronic conditions
  • Reduces admission into hospital
  • Promotes physical functioning and well-being
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to meet patient and family needs
  • Individualizes and prioritizes patient-directed care

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, palliative care can be used to keep patients who are living with two or more chronic disease – or multiple chronic conditions from worsening symptoms, disease progression and debilitation.

Patients with MCCs require concomitant use and implementation of palliative care to ensure quality of life and engage in meaningful and important activities.

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Founder and Director Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, CEO Advanced Disease Concepts, LLC., Award winning author of 8 textbooks on chronic conditions and palliative care. Multiple appointments to Federal and state initiatives on pain, chronic conditions and palliative care. Clinician, educator, researcher and patient advocate.