This week on BTK we discuss the often difficult topic of palliative care. Dr. Zara Cooper is a acute care surgeon, trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Her research is centered around end-of-life and palliative care.
Today she discusses all aspects of palliative care including how to initiate and lead these discussions with the patient and their family. In addition, Dr. Cooper also gives us tips and tricks on managing malignant bowel obstructions!