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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.
Medical residents in Japan are more likely to involve patients' families in end-of-life decision making

Medical residents in Japan are more likely to involve patients' families in end-of-life decision making

Tentative approval for Lamivudine tablets

Tentative approval for Lamivudine tablets

Research looks at palliative care services in hospitals

Research looks at palliative care services in hospitals

Scientists bridge major gap in prostate cancer research

Scientists bridge major gap in prostate cancer research

'Complicated Grief' far worse than depression and doctors want it recognised

'Complicated Grief' far worse than depression and doctors want it recognised

Canada lags behind other western countries in the level of financial support it gives to family caregivers

Canada lags behind other western countries in the level of financial support it gives to family caregivers

Nurses in the UK are calling for a reconsideration of the laws governing euthanasia

Nurses in the UK are calling for a reconsideration of the laws governing euthanasia

Good communication skills can improve academic achievement, self-esteem, social adjustment

Good communication skills can improve academic achievement, self-esteem, social adjustment

Is late diagnosis of lung cancer inevitable?

Is late diagnosis of lung cancer inevitable?

$5.53 million to help strengthen Canada's nursing workforce

$5.53 million to help strengthen Canada's nursing workforce

Tentative approval of co-packaged lamivudine/zidovudine fixed dose combination tablets and nevirapine tablets

Tentative approval of co-packaged lamivudine/zidovudine fixed dose combination tablets and nevirapine tablets

Supply problem with the opiate painkiller, diamorphine

Supply problem with the opiate painkiller, diamorphine

People with terminal conditions should be able to die at home with dignity

People with terminal conditions should be able to die at home with dignity

A new general medical journal launched this week with a non-traditional publishing model

A new general medical journal launched this week with a non-traditional publishing model

Geriatricians call for creative and wide-reaching solutions to end-of-life care for patients with dementia

Geriatricians call for creative and wide-reaching solutions to end-of-life care for patients with dementia

Global effort to relieve chronic pain

Global effort to relieve chronic pain

Payments to rural hospices are projected to increase $23 million in 2005

Payments to rural hospices are projected to increase $23 million in 2005

Physical symptoms such as nausea and shortness of breath, may predict shorter survival for patients with terminal cancer

Physical symptoms such as nausea and shortness of breath, may predict shorter survival for patients with terminal cancer

Chemotherapy and supportive care are a winning combination

Chemotherapy and supportive care are a winning combination

Exposure-based treatment offers the best form of therapy for dealing with trauma caused by a tragic death

Exposure-based treatment offers the best form of therapy for dealing with trauma caused by a tragic death