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Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND

New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND

End-of-life terminologies and prior experience matter to surrogate decision makers

End-of-life terminologies and prior experience matter to surrogate decision makers

Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes

Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

Education can empower cancer patients to use palliative care, study shows

Education can empower cancer patients to use palliative care, study shows

Physicians and patients often differ over priorities of pain treatment, research shows

Physicians and patients often differ over priorities of pain treatment, research shows

Researchers survey cancer patients, nurses to identify priorities for future research into palliative care

Researchers survey cancer patients, nurses to identify priorities for future research into palliative care

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

New model of cervical cancer care reduces delay between diagnosis and treatment

New model of cervical cancer care reduces delay between diagnosis and treatment

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

Scientists discover treatment that improves symptoms in mouse model of juvenile Batten disease

Scientists discover treatment that improves symptoms in mouse model of juvenile Batten disease

WHO's new guidance aims to improve chances of survival for cancer patients

WHO's new guidance aims to improve chances of survival for cancer patients

VUMC’s V3 program that pairs volunteers with dying patients expanding in 2017

VUMC’s V3 program that pairs volunteers with dying patients expanding in 2017

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Yoga during active treatment can provide QOL benefits for pediatric cancer patients and parents

Yoga during active treatment can provide QOL benefits for pediatric cancer patients and parents

American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

OPERA study evaluates patient perceptions of pain treatment with use of transdermal formulations

OPERA study evaluates patient perceptions of pain treatment with use of transdermal formulations

Routine blood test can predict survival of cancer patients in palliative care

Routine blood test can predict survival of cancer patients in palliative care