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What is Palliative Care?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2018 2:48:29 PM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in elderly illness, Hospice, Palliative Care

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When they hear "palliative care," most people think "hospice"--but this isn't quite correct. While hospice does include palliative care, palliative care is not limited to patients qualified for hospice. Palliative care focuses on relief from the symptoms of illness and addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Many hospital systems now employ palliative care specialists and some outpatient centers do as well. Some hospice organizations are offering palliative care services in the home to patients not qualified for hospice.

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National Hospice Palliative Care Month

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2017 12:53:39 PM / by Kim Mcilnay, BCPA posted in Hospice, Palliative Care

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