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What are the benefits of palliative care?

Palliative care gives families the support they need to live with ongoing conditions as best as they can. Palliative care helps people cope with the stress of their condition or a loved one's condition. It also helps people to make plans for their care or the care of a loved one.

Betty Long, RN, MHA
Nursing Specialist

Palliative care helps patients manage pain and other troubling symptoms that are associated with advanced disease states. Members of palliative care teams may be doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other professionals who focus on managing pain, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation, insomnia and other symptoms on a patient by patient basis. Not only will patients benefit from the physical release of pain palliative care can bring, but family members will find peace in seeing their loved ones more comfortable.

Palliative care can ease the burden of symptoms and improve quality of life.

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