Palliative care is an emerging model of health care that is designed for those who are suffering with serious illness. It is a program which focuses on honoring the patient’s choices and supporting the family. One of its goals is to manage distressing symptoms and to promote quality of life. A palliative approach is utilized by hospice programs as well, but hospice provides palliative care that is specially designed for individuals in the last stages of life.
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