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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.
In secret, seniors discuss ‘rational suicide’

In secret, seniors discuss ‘rational suicide’

Researchers explore new immune checkpoint for head and neck cancer

Researchers explore new immune checkpoint for head and neck cancer

Study identifies proteins that interact with processes regulating gene p53

Study identifies proteins that interact with processes regulating gene p53

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Most people visiting testing clinics before elective surgery lack advance directive

Most people visiting testing clinics before elective surgery lack advance directive

Case study: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in a patient with ALS

Case study: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in a patient with ALS

Never say ‘die’: Why so many doctors won’t break bad news

Never say ‘die’: Why so many doctors won’t break bad news

New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care

New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care

Countries' essential medicines lists differ from one another and WHO's model list, study finds

Countries' essential medicines lists differ from one another and WHO's model list, study finds

A final comfort: ‘Palliative transport’ brings dying children home

A final comfort: ‘Palliative transport’ brings dying children home

Study: One-third of pancreatic cancer patients miss out on treatment that may extend survival

Study: One-third of pancreatic cancer patients miss out on treatment that may extend survival

New encyclopedia focuses on pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy

New encyclopedia focuses on pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy

‘Living their values’: Palliative care power couple faces cancer at home

‘Living their values’: Palliative care power couple faces cancer at home

Study shows how acceptance is key to living well with advanced cancer

Study shows how acceptance is key to living well with advanced cancer

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

New book examines various phases of intervention research in hospice and palliative care

New book examines various phases of intervention research in hospice and palliative care

Study details how optimism can bias prognosis in serious illness

Study details how optimism can bias prognosis in serious illness

People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care

People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis