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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.
Study: Integrating palliative care earlier in care trajectory benefits COVID-19 patients

Study: Integrating palliative care earlier in care trajectory benefits COVID-19 patients

Review highlights huge inconsistencies in palliative care provision across the globe

Review highlights huge inconsistencies in palliative care provision across the globe

New educational framework aims to improve training for children's palliative care professionals

New educational framework aims to improve training for children's palliative care professionals

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from coronavirus

People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from coronavirus

Novel patient engagement tool improved outcomes for heart failure patients

Novel patient engagement tool improved outcomes for heart failure patients

Stronger relationships between nursing homes and health systems can enhance patient care

Stronger relationships between nursing homes and health systems can enhance patient care

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Study highlights need for dedicated palliative care services to improve care quality

Study highlights need for dedicated palliative care services to improve care quality

Re-thinking advance care planning during COVID-19 pandemic

Re-thinking advance care planning during COVID-19 pandemic

Massey Cancer Center and VCUarts win Hamilton International Arts in Health Award

Massey Cancer Center and VCUarts win Hamilton International Arts in Health Award

Study analyzes racial disparities in end-of-life care

Study analyzes racial disparities in end-of-life care

Beat AML trial achieves primary endpoint

Beat AML trial achieves primary endpoint

New study to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities

New study to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities

Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Study points out key variations in hospice transitions and experiences

Study points out key variations in hospice transitions and experiences

New study details how Michigan nursing homes limited the spread of coronavirus

New study details how Michigan nursing homes limited the spread of coronavirus

Using expressive writing techniques to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome trauma

Using expressive writing techniques to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome trauma

Study illuminates India's culture of dealing with cancer

Study illuminates India's culture of dealing with cancer