If your loved one is facing a serious illness and their doctors have revealed a low prognosis for their recovery, palliative care may be considered. Palliative care is a patient-focused discipline that focuses on the patient’s emotional, social, and physical comfort rather than providing curative treatment for their condition.

Dr. Alexander Everest, an experienced healthcare executive, shares how family members can help their loved ones transition to palliative care.

Where Palliative Care Can Be Given

Palliative care can be given at home in the presence of family. Typically, home health aides and doctors help to administer palliative care in the home. …


Many children have experienced the illness or death of a loved one. Children perceive these issues differently than adults, and it is important to make sure that they fully understand what is going on and what may happen to their loved ones in the case of a serious illness.

Dr. Alexander Everest Shares Ways to Help Children Understand

Palliative care presents a special situation where patients are being treated with methods that increase their quality of life rather than those that focus on extending their lifespan. It can be difficult to explain this to children who may believe that doctors can “fix everything.”

Dr. Alexander Everest, a healthcare executive…


When patients have serious and debilitating health problems, they and their families may want to know whether palliative care or hospice care is right for them. Palliative care and hospice care are similar in some respects, but they have many differences.

Dr. Alexander Everest , a healthcare executive, explains the difference between palliative care and hospice care, outlining when each form of care can be the most helpful.

Palliative care is a specialized form of medical treatment that helps patients live with a serious illness. With palliative care, a patient may be receiving medical treatment that could cure their illness…


The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive effects on the entire United States healthcare system. Over 570,000 Americans have died of the disease, surpassing any previous estimates of how many people may succumb to the virus.

While doctors and nurses have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, another group within the medical field has also experienced huge changes in their lives as a result. Medical students have been put to work in ways they would never have experienced before the pandemic.

Dr. Alexander Everest, a healthcare administrator who supports medical students, explains how they have been affected by the pandemic. He…


When patients have reached the end of curative care for their serious illness, their doctor may recommend palliative home care. Palliative care is concerned with providing relief from the stress and symptoms of a terminal illness. Palliative care is determined by the patient’s needs rather than the prospect of recovery. While it is most often used at end-of-life, it can also be appropriate for illnesses where curative care is still taking place.

Dr. Alexander Everest, a healthcare Executive with over 20 years of experience, explains the best ways to prepare your family for palliative care in the home.

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If you are seriously ill, you may be interested in palliative care. Palliative care is concerned with relieving your physical symptoms while making you more comfortable. It can be given in a hospital, nursing home, or at home surrounded by family. Depending on your medical situation, you may choose different ways to receive this care.

Dr. Alexander Everest recommends what you should do if you are interested in receiving palliative care, detailing some of the medical and family needs you should consider.

Medical Factors

Palliative care is most often brought into play when a patient has reached the end of the efficacy…


After you have finally received your hard-earned M.D., you may feel that you have completed school. However, all doctors continue their education after medical school in some way. Residencies, fellowships, and other graduate medical education opportunities are required before working as a licensed physician.

Alexander Everest Explains Life After Medical School

Dr. Alexander Everest, a healthcare Executive with over 20 years experience, describes the different programs that physicians can undertake after graduating from medical school with an M.D., including residencies, fellowships, and research positions.

Residencies

All doctors in the United States undertake residencies after they graduate from medical school. Medical residency is the training period you need to…

Alexander Everest

Dr. Alexander Everest has over 20 years of experience in key positions in the healthcare industry.

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