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Providing Comfort: Palliative Care

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  • Defining palliative care
  • Use referrals when finding a physician
  • Hospice vs. Palliative Care

Palliative care addresses the needs of patients who have chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and cancer. A medical specialty, palliative care enhances the individual’s overall quality of life by providing a wide range of services. Learn what palliative care is all about and find out how it treats the whole person rather than the symptoms around an illness or the illness in general. … Back to Article

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