6.2.5 Palliative care teamwork

Palliative care is best provided by a multidisciplinary team whenever possible (104). The ideal palliative care team includes a physician, nurse and psychologist or social worker. TB treatment supporters, community health workers or volunteers can be trained and supervised to visit patients at home, to provide emotional support, to recognize and report inadequately controlled suffering or inappropriate use of opioids, and to practise and teach strict infection control (91).

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