Twitter chat highlights value of palliative care

07/23/2013 | ABC News

Physicians and other clinicians who provide palliative care participated in an ABC News Twitter chat and described the branch of medicine as life-affirming because it honors patient wishes and tweeted that an early consult "allows discussion of fears & opportunity to reassure patients." Dr. Pamelyn Close tweeted that palliative care "is especially important in our public safety net hospitals for patients already struggling with resources." Read the full transcript.

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