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Optimizing Quality of Life – from Palliative Care to Financial Questions

Abby Poms


Mae Centeno


Gerilynn L. Connors


Jennifer DiLascio

Kathleen Henderson

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Conference: 2012 International PHA Conference and Scientific Sessions

Release Date: 01.04.2013

Presentation Type: Breakout Sessions

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline preventive screening measures that can be incorporated during PH clinic visits
  • Recognize the importance and appropriate timing for involvement of available palliative care resources for patients with PAH
  • Describe insurance plan types and coverage issues, cost structure of PAH therapies and opportunities for PAH patient assistance programs
  • State the role of pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise in PH

In this session, we will discuss how to provide the best care possible for your PH patient and their family.Topics will include preventative measures to optimize health, importance of exercise and optimizing physical conditioning, review of palliative care and when it can be implemented and successful navigation of medical insurance and available financial resource support.

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