Episode 17

Palliative Care: interview with Dr. Danielle Doberman, Clinical Medical Director for Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital


January 3rd, 2021

1 hr 26 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

Danielle Doberman, MD, MPH, HMDC, is the Clinical Medical Director for Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Amy Schiffman and Dr. Alex Mohseni dive deep into the world of Palliative Care to understand what this commonly misunderstood specialty is all about. We cover the following:
What is palliative care / palliative medicine?
What symptoms does palliative focus on?
How does palliative operate as a team?
Hospital-based vs outpatient palliative care
Palliative care vs hospice
Who should be a palliative care patient?
Where do most referrals to palliative care come from?
Center to Advance Palliative Care www.capc.org
Interaction and relationship between PCPs and palliative care
Contracting for safety and consent in palliative care
Palliative care pain management
Palliative Sedation (aka Proportional Sedation)
Article: "Best Case Worst Case"
Youtube video "Best Case Worst Case"
Palliative care is not giving up
Palliative care services lose money but they help the hospital because they reduce inpatient length of stay
$3,000 of Part A savings per palliative care patient
Typical patient volumes for palliative care
Youtube version of this interview: https://youtu.be/poYoZ807SWU