What is palliative care?

Palliative care is medical care focused on relieving physical, mental and/or emotional suffering that results from serious illness or injury. Your palliative care providers work together with the rest of your medical team with the goal of improving your quality of life during and after treatment.

In common language, the term “palliative care” is often mistaken for “hospice care,” but they have different intentions. While hospice care is focused on providing comfort at the end of a person’s life, after any disease treatment has ended, palliative care is focused on reducing suffering and improving quality-of-life during treatment and recovery.

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