When Palliative Care Is The Best Care

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with The Seattle Times, reports: "Hospitals around the country are increasingly starting palliative care programs, designed to relieve seriously ill patients’ pain, stress and symptoms regardless of how long they have to live. While some patients are close to death, others are still receiving treatment to extend their days. And as they do, the palliative care team, including doctors, social workers, nurses and chaplains, tries to improve their quality of life" (Gorman, 12/3). Read the story.

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