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Palliative Care

Palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families who are faced with a life-threatening illness. It focuses on increasing comfort through prevention and treatment of suffering. Palliative care encompasses the whole self, caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Palliative care provides relief from pain and other symptoms of illness such as fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, and loss of appetite. It is designed to prevent and relieve these symptoms so you can get on with daily life.
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Palliative Care
Palliative care is a vague and often confusing term to describe care given to patients with serious illnesses. Palliative care is directed at treating distressing symptoms and improving quality of life. Studies show palliative care patients have higher quality of life and live longer than patients who don't receive palliative care. That alone...

Pallimed: A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Blog
A hospice and palliative medicine blog for palliative care professionals.

Prepare for a Palliative Care Appointment - How to Prepare for a Palliative...
Prepare for a Palliative Care Appointment - How to Prepare for a Palliative Care Appointment

Does My Loved One Need Palliative Care?
Whether or not to pursue palliative care is a very personal decision. It is one best made after talking with your physician and getting as much information as possible about your loved ones condition.

Palliative Care
Brief definition of palliative care.

Palliative Care - What is Palliative Care
Palliative Care - What is Palliative Care

How to Keep Track of Your Medical Information
Tips to help you stay organized and keep track of all your medical information.

Finding Palliative Care
Suggestions and resources to help patients and families access palliative and hospice care.

Doctor/Patient Communication: Find the Right Palliative Care Doctor
A good doctor is also a good communicator. Find out how you can spot a good doctor while holding up your end of the bargain with tips from Trish Torrey, About.com's guide to Patient Empowerment.

Palliative Care for Children
In our modern society, with the advancement of medical technology and specialized care, we expect children to outlive their parents. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Approximately 53,000 children die each year from accidents or trauma, congenital conditions, prematurity, inherited disorders, or acquired illness.

What is Palliative Chemotherapy?
Palliative chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to slow the progression of cancer and prolong life.

Palliative Radiation - Using Palliative Radiation for Cancer
Palliative Radiation - Using Palliative Radiation for Cancer

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