CAPC has released the fifth episode of its groundbreaking new podcast series A Quality Life featuring real-life stories from the perspectives of seriously-ill patients who are benefiting from palliative care. This series shines light on a wide variety of disease-types including ovarian, colon and breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, lupus, congestive heart failure and many more.
In this episode, we hear from Mary Tibbats, caregiver to her 88 year-old mother Mary Nolan, who has diabetes. After a rehab visit at the hospital to improve her blood flow, she went into congestive heart failure. Mary Tibbats shares how palliative care not only helped coordinate her mother’s care and improve her quality of life, but provided support to Mary as she dealt with caregiver burnout. We also hear from Dr. Leanne Yanni, a member of Mary’s palliative care team, on the role that it played in treating Mary and her mother in this compelling look at palliative care and caregiving.