Hospice and Palliative Care is the active care of patients with advanced, progressive and incurable disease.
The following is the definition of Palliative Care from the World Health Organization:
Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Source: National Cancer Control Programmes: Policies and Managerial Guidelines, 2nd Ed. Geneva: WHO, 2002
Selectively quoted from: International Association For Hospice and Palliative Care
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