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Does palliative care mean you are dying?

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Not necessarily. It's true that palliative care serve many people with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. But some people are cured and no longer need palliative care. Others move in and out of palliative care as needed.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Nursing Research brochure, "Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness." 

Journal of the American Medical Association: "Palliative Care Patient Page." 

GetPalliativeCare.org: "What Should You Know About Palliative Care?"

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: "How Can Palliative Care Help Me?"

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Foundation for Aging in Health: "Palliative Care and Hospice Care."

World Health Organization - Europe: "Palliative Care: The Solid Facts."

Strohbuecker, B. , January 2011. International Journal of Palliative Nursing

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Nursing Research brochure, "Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness." 

Journal of the American Medical Association: "Palliative Care Patient Page." 

GetPalliativeCare.org: "What Should You Know About Palliative Care?"

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: "How Can Palliative Care Help Me?"

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Foundation for Aging in Health: "Palliative Care and Hospice Care."

World Health Organization - Europe: "Palliative Care: The Solid Facts."

Strohbuecker, B. , January 2011. International Journal of Palliative Nursing

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

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