by Staci Mandrola, Pallimed, 18 September 2017
Palliative care is for patients with any prognosis.
Palliative care manages distressing symptoms at any stage of life and illness. Palliative care provides social, emotional and spiritual support to patients dealing with serious illness and their families. Palliative care helps patients determine what gives their lives meaning and how available medical treatments support or prevent them from continuing to make that meaning.
Palliative care is not an “either/or” choice. It is a “both” choice.
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