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Palliative care is treatment of the discomfort, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. It provides relief from distressing symptoms including

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Problems with sleep

It can also help you deal with the side effects of the medical treatments you're receiving.

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  1. Palliative Care (National Library of Medicine)  
    Palliative care is treatment of the discomfort, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. It provides relief from distressing ... care at the end of life, always includes palliative care. But you may receive palliative care at any ...
  2. ... of this page please turn JavaScript on. Feature: Palliative Care Palliative Care: Increasing the quality of life for patients and families… Past Issues / Spring 2014 Table of Contents Palliative Care: Conversations Matter™ for Sick Children "Palliative Care: Conversations ...
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (Palliative Care: Conversations Matter) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Nursing Research)  
    ... Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is palliative care and when is it provided? Palliative care is ... have to be in hospice care to receive palliative care? No, your child does not need to be ...
  4. ... of this page please turn JavaScript on. Feature: Palliative Care Palliative Care Eases Symptoms, Enhances Lives Past Issues / Spring 2014 ... pharmacists, nutritionists, and others. When do I need palliative care? Many adults and children living with serious diseases ...
  5. Center to Advance Palliative Care (Center to Advance Palliative Care)  
    ... Catalogue Course Demos Membership Brochure Join Registry National Palliative Care Registry™ The National Palliative Care Registry™ collects operational ...
  6. Palliative Care (Cure SMA)  
    ... are consistent with your personal values and beliefs. Palliative Care Basics Palliative means relieving or soothing symptoms without ... what is best for you and your child. Palliative Care Considerations Before you make a choice regarding palliative ...
  7. Palliative Care (CureSearch for Children's Cancer)  
    ... Meet the Supporters Blog Donate Now Select Page Palliative Care Home > Coping With Cancer > Palliative Care Palliative care specialists are medical professionals who work ...
  8. Palliative Care (Center to Advance Palliative Care)  
    ... Patients and Families Take the Quiz What Is Palliative Care? Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical ... life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of ...
  9. Palliative Care in Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... to Ask Your Doctor about Advanced Cancer Research Palliative Care in Cancer On This Page What is palliative care? When is palliative care used in cancer care? ...
  10. How to Get It -- Step 2: Meet the Palliative Care Team (Center to Advance Palliative Care)  
    ... Families Take the Quiz Step 3: Meet the Palliative Care Team The palliative care team will spend a lot of time with ... are some suggestions: What can I expect from palliative care? Where will my care be provided (e.g., ...
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