Palliative Care: An Evolving Field in Medicine

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Abstract

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems: physical, psychosocial, and spiritual. This article discusses illness trajectories and prognostic estimates, prognostic tools, educating physicians and nurses in palliative care, research in palliative medicine, and palliative care in hospitals and the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-171
Number of pages13
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • End-of-life care
  • Palliative care
  • Prognostic tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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