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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.
Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

End-of-life advice: More than 500,000 chat on Medicare’s dime

End-of-life advice: More than 500,000 chat on Medicare’s dime

Study shows poor survival of advanced cancer patients with delirium in emergency departments

Study shows poor survival of advanced cancer patients with delirium in emergency departments

Researchers discover potential chemical 'silver bullet' to reduce risk of colon cancer

Researchers discover potential chemical 'silver bullet' to reduce risk of colon cancer

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

Nurse-led intervention helps carers with medication management for people with terminal cancer

Nurse-led intervention helps carers with medication management for people with terminal cancer

Opioid prescribing practices update from CDC

Opioid prescribing practices update from CDC

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

New study uncovers low rates of palliative care referral in patients with end-stage liver disease

New study uncovers low rates of palliative care referral in patients with end-stage liver disease

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Patients with advanced illness should have more options for end-of-life care

Patients with advanced illness should have more options for end-of-life care

Experts suggest multiple ways to reform hospice organizations

Experts suggest multiple ways to reform hospice organizations

New approach could potentially prevent muscle wasting in muscular dystrophy and cancer

New approach could potentially prevent muscle wasting in muscular dystrophy and cancer

Centenarians have lower incidence of chronic illness than people in their 80s and 90s, study shows

Centenarians have lower incidence of chronic illness than people in their 80s and 90s, study shows

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

Symptom self-reporting web-based tool could be used to help extend oncology patients' lives, study finds

Symptom self-reporting web-based tool could be used to help extend oncology patients' lives, study finds

Brief psychological intervention reduces depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer

Brief psychological intervention reduces depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer

Doctors debate about physician-assisted suicide

Doctors debate about physician-assisted suicide

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes