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Palliative Care and Hospice: Prioritize Quality of Life at all Stages of Serious Illness

Sep 27, 2023 12:44:04 PM / by Amy Landrum, APRN CWOCN posted in independence, Living Well


For individuals living with chronic conditions, life can be stressful. The disease and the treatment may cause unpleasant side effects, such as pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, or depression. 

Palliative care is a field of specialized medical services that helps individuals and their loved ones live comfortably during treatment for cancer, throughout the management of non-curable chronic conditions, or at the end of life. Metastatic cancer and other conditions such as COPD, end-stage renal disease or advanced heart disease are examples of chronic conditions where palliative care can be helpful. 

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