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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 case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care

New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care

Countries' essential medicines lists differ from one another and WHO's model list, study finds

Countries' essential medicines lists differ from one another and WHO's model list, study finds

A final comfort: ‘Palliative transport’ brings dying children home

A final comfort: ‘Palliative transport’ brings dying children home

Study: One-third of pancreatic cancer patients miss out on treatment that may extend survival

Study: One-third of pancreatic cancer patients miss out on treatment that may extend survival

New encyclopedia focuses on pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy

New encyclopedia focuses on pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy

‘Living their values’: Palliative care power couple faces cancer at home

‘Living their values’: Palliative care power couple faces cancer at home

Study shows how acceptance is key to living well with advanced cancer

Study shows how acceptance is key to living well with advanced cancer

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

New book examines various phases of intervention research in hospice and palliative care

New book examines various phases of intervention research in hospice and palliative care

Study details how optimism can bias prognosis in serious illness

Study details how optimism can bias prognosis in serious illness

People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care

People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma

New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Study: Written media can improve citizens' understanding of palliative care

Study: Written media can improve citizens' understanding of palliative care

Listening to older patients who want to stop dialysis

Listening to older patients who want to stop dialysis

Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100

Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100

Clinical trial researchers can initiate advance care planning discussions to help cancer patients

Clinical trial researchers can initiate advance care planning discussions to help cancer patients

Rapid expansion of interventions could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer within 50 years

Rapid expansion of interventions could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer within 50 years

Once-a-day capsule offers new way to reduce symptoms of chronic breathlessness

Once-a-day capsule offers new way to reduce symptoms of chronic breathlessness