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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.
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

Review highlights huge inconsistencies in palliative care provision across the globe

Review highlights huge inconsistencies in palliative care provision across the globe

New educational framework aims to improve training for children's palliative care professionals

New educational framework aims to improve training for children's palliative care professionals

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

Medicaid expansion may lead to earlier diagnosis, improved care for colon cancer patients

People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from coronavirus

People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from coronavirus

Novel patient engagement tool improved outcomes for heart failure patients

Novel patient engagement tool improved outcomes for heart failure patients

Stronger relationships between nursing homes and health systems can enhance patient care

Stronger relationships between nursing homes and health systems can enhance patient care

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Serious health inequities exist for racial and ethnic minorities with heart problems

Study highlights need for dedicated palliative care services to improve care quality

Study highlights need for dedicated palliative care services to improve care quality

Re-thinking advance care planning during COVID-19 pandemic

Re-thinking advance care planning during COVID-19 pandemic

Massey Cancer Center and VCUarts win Hamilton International Arts in Health Award

Massey Cancer Center and VCUarts win Hamilton International Arts in Health Award

Study analyzes racial disparities in end-of-life care

Study analyzes racial disparities in end-of-life care

Beat AML trial achieves primary endpoint

Beat AML trial achieves primary endpoint