Top ten tips palliative care clinicians should know about prognostication in critical illness and heart, kidney, and liver diseases

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  • Specialty palliative care (PC) clinicians are frequently asked to discuss prognosis with patients and their families. When conveying information about prognosis, PC clinicians need also to discuss the likelihood of prolonged hospitalization, cognitive and functional disabilities, and death. As PC moves further and further upstream, it is crucial that PC providers have a broad understanding of curative and palliative treatments for serious diseases and can collaborate in prognostication with specialists. In this article, we present 10 tips for PC clinicians to consider when caring and discussing prognosis for the seriously ill patients along with their caregivers and care teams. This is the second in a three-part series around prognostication in adult and pediatric PC.
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  • Schlögl M; Pak ES; Bansal AD; Schell JO; Ganai S; Kamal AH; Swetz KM; Maguire JM; Perrakis A; Warraich HJ
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  • 24
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