A Physician's Perspective


Paul Fiacco, MD
Medical Director and Co-Founder

About this Video

This video discusses the dilemma faced by primary care physicians as they treat their seriously ill patients. Specifically, the limited time that physicians have to be able to address the comprehensive end-of-life needs for patients whom they have treated for many years. Dr. Fiacco discusses the concept of holistic primary palliative care as his solution to addressing the needs of these patients.


Key Concepts

  • What is Primary Palliative Care?
  • What is Project Compassion?
  • The alliance of Primary Care and Pastoral Care
  • The Three Pillars of End-of-Life Care
  • Project Compassion as a resource for Providers and Patients
  • The role of Primary Care Providers in the Specialty Palliative Care Team