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Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care

Palliative care is the medical specialty focused on relief of the pain, stress and other debilitating symptoms of serious illness.

Patients with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions with an emphasis on the control of pain and symptoms. It incorporates an effort to fulfill physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, social and cultural needs. Palliative care does not alter the course of the disease, but improves the quality of life. Palliative care can be offered simultaneously with any level of treatment and at any point of the disease process.

Resources

Palliative Care: YOU Are a BRIDGE (Video)
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Get Palliative Care Dot Com
National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care
National Palliative Care Research Center
American Cancer Society- Palliative or Supportive Care
American Society of Clinic Oncology (ASCO) Palliative Care in Oncology
Cancer.Net Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment
National Cancer Institute Palliative Care in Cancer