What Is Palliative Care? A Patient’s Journey through the System

October 30, 2017

(The Conversation) – Palliative care teams are commonly involved with illnesses such as heart, lung or kidney disease, cancer or advanced dementia. Involving palliative care allows for better control of symptoms and an improved sense of quality of life. It also helps the family of the person who is ill. With better symptom control and support, this frequently translates to less time spent in hospital. A number of studies have even shown early involvement of palliative care can lead to improved survival.

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