Palliative care gave me a better quality of life

by Áilín Quinlan, The Irish Examiner, 14 September 2017

“I was in a very dark place at the time, and up to that point, palliative care to me was synonymous with death and dying,” he [Donal Crowley] recalls.

“People think that palliative care is all about dying,” says Ann McAtamney, Assistant Director of Nursing and Palliative Care at Marymount Hospice, who has worked in this area for the past 26 years.

In fact, she says, “it is about helping people live a better quality of life with a life-limiting condition.”

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