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Dr. Manouchka Joseph, a pallative care specialist, visits a patient, Ginger Carol Watson, in her room at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Pallative care specialists are called in for cases in which pain relief or symptom management may be needed, and is most commonly used for hospice patients.

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Palliative care can be used for more than just hospice

Palliative care is often used in cases of advanced or serious illness, when it is generally necessary to focus on symptom treatment or pain relief.

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