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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.
Organizational readiness found to be main driver for good quality end-of-life care in hospitals

Organizational readiness found to be main driver for good quality end-of-life care in hospitals

Patients' socioeconomic status can influence the medical assistance in dying

Patients' socioeconomic status can influence the medical assistance in dying

Study estimates end-of-life decisions for newborns in Flanders

Study estimates end-of-life decisions for newborns in Flanders

Most Americans may have inadequate understanding of palliative care

Most Americans may have inadequate understanding of palliative care

Study reveals prevalence of multimorbidity among people using methamphetamine

Study reveals prevalence of multimorbidity among people using methamphetamine

Methamphetamine users more susceptible to have medical, mental, and substance use issues

Methamphetamine users more susceptible to have medical, mental, and substance use issues

New app focuses on supporting patients with life-limiting illnesses in Ethiopia

New app focuses on supporting patients with life-limiting illnesses in Ethiopia

Study identifies quality measures for pediatric palliative care

Study identifies quality measures for pediatric palliative care

Novel compound in avocados may offer a route to better leukemia treatment

Novel compound in avocados may offer a route to better leukemia treatment

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