Palliative care in Cirrhosis

Maria L. Yataco, Robert Shannon, Andrew P. Keaveny

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The families and patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) confront physical and emotional challenges that are not frequently addressed by health-care providers. Palliative care emphasizes the assessment, anticipation, and alleviation of suffering in patients dying from the complications of cirrhosis in a holistic, patient-centered and family-focused manner. This chapter reviews the application of palliative care principles to patients with ESLD and the management of specific complications in the terminally ill patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications of Cirrhosis
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319136141
ISBN (Print)9783319136134
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Advanced directives
  • Ascites
  • Hydrothorax
  • Pruritus
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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