- 0Nov 20, '09 by onetiredmommaWhat is the difference in palliative care and comfort measures only care for hospice pts? thanks
- 2Nov 20, '09 by PrettybrowngirlPalliative care can involve treatments, procedures, therapy, etc. aimed at comfort rather than cure. An example is radiation therapy to reduce severe discomfort or symptoms. Comfort care is basically just that: medicate for pain and provide appropriate interventions for things like SOB, pulmonary edema, N/V, etc. Both palliative and comfort care, however, does not involve attempts to actually treat the disease. Hope this makes sense.