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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.
UBC study provides evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

UBC study provides evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

‘I couldn’t let her be alone’: A peaceful death amid the COVID scourge

‘I couldn’t let her be alone’: A peaceful death amid the COVID scourge

Researchers propose new ICU admission model

Researchers propose new ICU admission model

Study finds carboplatin-paclitaxel as the optimal chemotherapy for anal cancer

Study finds carboplatin-paclitaxel as the optimal chemotherapy for anal cancer

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

New flag on patient records can improve care for people with learning disabilities

New flag on patient records can improve care for people with learning disabilities

Majority of hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have functional impairment

Majority of hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have functional impairment

Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

New app to be developed to protect carers, support workers during COVID-19 pandemic

New app to be developed to protect carers, support workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Palliative care helped family face ‘the awful, awful truth’

Palliative care helped family face ‘the awful, awful truth’

Scientists launch clinical trial to test the efficacy of HIV drug against COVID-19 infection

Scientists launch clinical trial to test the efficacy of HIV drug against COVID-19 infection

Emergency-style palliative care needs to implemented for severely ill COVID-19 patients

Emergency-style palliative care needs to implemented for severely ill COVID-19 patients

COVID-19: Guidance to support healthcare staff having difficult conversations about end of life

COVID-19: Guidance to support healthcare staff having difficult conversations about end of life

What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?

What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

FAIR Health launches website feature to aid shared decision making for palliative care

FAIR Health launches website feature to aid shared decision making for palliative care

Hospices struggle to provide bereavement support to children before and after parental death

Hospices struggle to provide bereavement support to children before and after parental death