A Primer on Palliative Care
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 2, February 2013
Devon Neale, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, University of New Mexico
Dr. Neale has disclosed that she has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.
With its goals of relieving suffering and improving patients’ quality of life, psychiatry plays a central role in palliative care. In fact, psychiatry was one of the 10 specialty boards involved in the creation of the new subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM), approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2006.