Palliative Care in Dermatology: A Clinical Primer, Review of the Literature, and Needs Assessment.

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Palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life, symptom, and caregiver burden for a range of life-limiting diseases. Palliative care use among patients with severe dermatologic disease remain relatively unexplored, but the limited available data suggest significant unmet care needs and low rates of palliative care utilization. This review summarizes current palliative care patterns in dermatology, identifying areas for improvement and future investigation.

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