The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care

Initial Assessment Components for Palliative Care.

Pain/Symptom Assessment
 - Are there distressing physical or psychological symptoms?
Social/Spiritual Assessment
 - Are there significant social or spiritual concerns affecting daily life?
Understanding of illness/prognosis and treatment options
 - Does the patient/family/surrogate understand the current illness, prognostic trajectory, and treatment options?
Identification of patient-centered goals of care
 - What are the goals for care, as identified by the patient/family/surrogate?
 - Are treatment options matched to informed patient-centered goals?
 - Has the patient participated in an advance care planning process?
 - Has the patient completed an advance care planning document?
Transition of care post-discharge
 - What are the key considerations for a safe and sustainable transition from one setting to another?
Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019;22:67~76
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