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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.
Many prostate cancer patients receive wrong treatment

Many prostate cancer patients receive wrong treatment

UK hospitals short changing women with heart failure

UK hospitals short changing women with heart failure

New approach to medical nondisclosure

New approach to medical nondisclosure

Pioneering study into older people’s expectations of dying

Pioneering study into older people’s expectations of dying

Half of the world has no access to palliative care

Half of the world has no access to palliative care

Guidance for public health planners on people living with advanced cancer

Guidance for public health planners on people living with advanced cancer

Eldely and disabled not at increased risk of physician-assisted death

Eldely and disabled not at increased risk of physician-assisted death

The cancer burden in the developing world

The cancer burden in the developing world

Shortcomings in pediatric pain and palliative care

Shortcomings in pediatric pain and palliative care

New framework for patient dignity

New framework for patient dignity

One in 10 hospice patients are referred too late for services

One in 10 hospice patients are referred too late for services

More common for children with complex chronic conditions to die in their home than in a hospital

More common for children with complex chronic conditions to die in their home than in a hospital

Children with serious complex illness more likely than before to die at home than in the hospital

Children with serious complex illness more likely than before to die at home than in the hospital

Pain management is a fundamental human right

Pain management is a fundamental human right

One in ten young cancer docs depressed

One in ten young cancer docs depressed

Early palliative care interventions can reduce length of stay in ICU

Early palliative care interventions can reduce length of stay in ICU

Low potassium levels linked to increased mortality in heart failure patients

Low potassium levels linked to increased mortality in heart failure patients

Heart failure patients should be thoroughly evaluated for the presence of diabetes

Heart failure patients should be thoroughly evaluated for the presence of diabetes

Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries

Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries

Terminally-ill patients often denied chance to die at home

Terminally-ill patients often denied chance to die at home