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What are the benefits of a palliative care unit in a hospital?

Audrey K. Chun, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Caring for chronically ill patients in general hospital units is very stressful for physicians, nurses and social workers. They love the palliative care unit because they see how beneficial it is -- helping patients heal, supporting exhausted families, and providing dedicated and intensive medical care to the sickest and most vulnerable patients.

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