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Does palliative care provide only medical care?

Palliative care is about more than just the medical care. The palliative care team also makes sure that people and their family can have the best quality of life possible. Palliative care helps people understand their feelings and how to deal with them. It also provides options like meeting with an art therapist (art can be a great way to share feelings without having to put them into words). A person in palliative care will meet regularly with his or her hospital team, too, to discuss his or her condition. It helps to know what to expect, even if knowing doesn't make it less scary.

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