When is Palliative Care Appropriate?

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Palliative Care: Support for Patients and Caregivers


If you've been diagnosed with a serious, long-lasting disease or with a life-threatening illness, palliative care can make your life -- and the lives of those who care for you -- much easier.

“With palliative care, there is a focus on relieving pain and other troubling symptoms and meeting your emotional, spiritual, and practical needs,” reports WebMD. “In short, this new medical specialty aims to improve your quality of life -- however you define that for yourself.”

Palliative care can be performed along with the care you receive from your primary doctors.


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