“Appropriate” means consistent with applicable legal, health, and professional standards; the
patient's clinical and other circumstances; and the patient's reasonably known wishes
“Medical care ” means services provided, requested, or supervised by a physician or advanced practice
“Palliative care” means patient and family centered medical care that optimizes quality of life by
anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering caused by serious illness throughout
the continuum of illness, involves addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual
needs, and facilitates patient autonomy, access to information, and choice.
“Serious Illness” means any medical illness or physical injury or condition that substantially impacts
quality of life for more than a short time.
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