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Pediatric Palliative Care: A Synergistic Unit

Posted by The Valerie Fund on
02/19/16
Palliative care relieves symptoms of serious illness such as pain, discomfort and stress in order to help the patient maintain an acceptable level of comfort throughout all stages of treatment. This care integrates all supportive services and expertise into a single synergistic unit focused on improving patients' quality of life. Once associated with end of life care, palliative care is now used to provide relief beginning at diagnosis all the way through to survivorship, or end of life.
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Topics: pediatric, palliative care

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