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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.
FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

FAIR Health adds new tools to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare system

Study: Disparities persist in prescribing comfort care for ischemic stroke patients

Study: Disparities persist in prescribing comfort care for ischemic stroke patients

Pandemic had motivated older adults to discuss care planning, shows survey

Pandemic had motivated older adults to discuss care planning, shows survey

COVID-19 pandemic can be used as a prompt for discussing older adults' wishes for end-of-life care

COVID-19 pandemic can be used as a prompt for discussing older adults' wishes for end-of-life care

For this hospice nurse, the Covid shot came too late

For this hospice nurse, the Covid shot came too late

Despite guidelines, end-of-life care remains aggressive for ovarian cancer patients

Despite guidelines, end-of-life care remains aggressive for ovarian cancer patients

New tool could help children with medical complexities avoid long hospitalizations

New tool could help children with medical complexities avoid long hospitalizations

Patients diagnosed with incurable cancer need early access to supportive palliative care

Patients diagnosed with incurable cancer need early access to supportive palliative care

Pandemic fear is killing patients suffering from other serious diseases

Pandemic fear is killing patients suffering from other serious diseases

Researchers to investigate COVID-19's disproportionate impact on long-term care residents and workers

Researchers to investigate COVID-19's disproportionate impact on long-term care residents and workers

Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

Lundquist Institute receives grant to evaluate safety, efficacy of compound for treating psychological distress

Lundquist Institute receives grant to evaluate safety, efficacy of compound for treating psychological distress

Real-time tool can rapidly predict mortality for patients facing transfer between hospitals

Real-time tool can rapidly predict mortality for patients facing transfer between hospitals

New WHO guidelines provide recommendations for managing chronic pain in children

New WHO guidelines provide recommendations for managing chronic pain in children

Study: Culture plays a critical role in perception of palliative care in South Asian populations

Study: Culture plays a critical role in perception of palliative care in South Asian populations

Revision of WHO guideline on ensuring balance in national policies for safe use of controlled substances

Revision of WHO guideline on ensuring balance in national policies for safe use of controlled substances

Study shows benefits of integrated palliative and oncology care for patients with advanced AML

Study shows benefits of integrated palliative and oncology care for patients with advanced AML

Most COVID-19 patients died in the hospital, study finds

Most COVID-19 patients died in the hospital, study finds

Cost information greatly enhances the value of shared decision making

Cost information greatly enhances the value of shared decision making

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

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