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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.
Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients

Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients

Experts call for rigorous clinical trials in use of experimental fetal therapy

Experts call for rigorous clinical trials in use of experimental fetal therapy

Palliative care services help cancer patients

Palliative care services help cancer patients

This Thanksgiving, carve out time for lively discourse on end-of-life wishes

This Thanksgiving, carve out time for lively discourse on end-of-life wishes

Problems with your hospital care? Speak up!

Problems with your hospital care? Speak up!

Scientists develop novel technology that uses CRISPR to map genetic mutations

Scientists develop novel technology that uses CRISPR to map genetic mutations

Palliative care intervention improves survival of patients with depression and advanced cancer

Palliative care intervention improves survival of patients with depression and advanced cancer

Complete new skin from transgenic stem cells for boy with rare genetic disease

Complete new skin from transgenic stem cells for boy with rare genetic disease

Hospice workers who care for the dying don’t plan ahead themselves

Hospice workers who care for the dying don’t plan ahead themselves

Yoga can be beneficial to people with lung cancer and their caregivers

Yoga can be beneficial to people with lung cancer and their caregivers

Study shows link between symptom burden and use of health care services in advanced cancer patients

Study shows link between symptom burden and use of health care services in advanced cancer patients

Systematic review finds lack of data on medical cannabis use in children and adolescents

Systematic review finds lack of data on medical cannabis use in children and adolescents

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients

Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients

Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord

Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

Risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

VUMC and Bayer agree on strategic research alliance to develop new therapies for kidney diseases

VUMC and Bayer agree on strategic research alliance to develop new therapies for kidney diseases