Palliative care is a relatively new model of health care designed to manage the suffering of those living with serious illness. It is a type of care that is focused on comfort and management of distressing symptoms. It also provides support and guidance for family members. Hospice also utilizes a palliative approach to care, but hospice care is specifically designed for patients at the end of their life.
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