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Palliative Care (AAHPM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 07/09/2014
With palliative care, you can get physical, emotional, and spiritual support at any stage of a serious illness, including congestive heart failure, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, or cancer. But many patients who are seriously ill miss the benefits of palliative care. Their doctors often wait too long to order it. Or they simply don’t refer patients for palliative care. Palliative care is a big help when you are seriously ill. Here’s why.
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