TV story on palliative care

In a two-part KPTV-TV television news story, PeaceHealth neurologist, Dr. Larry Neville and patient Donna Yeager talk about the importance of living well while battling a serious illness.

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with chronic or terminal conditions and can be provided together with curative treatment. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family.

PeaceHealth's incredible palliative care team works with patients to alleviate "total pain," including psychological, social, spiritual and physical causes of symptoms. This holistic, cutting-edge approach has been proven in numerous studies to improve quality of life, reduce depression, ease caregiving burdens on families and, in some cases, even extend the patient's life.

View the video.