What is palliative care and why should we talk about it?

Typically, palliative care is directed toward patients who have a serious illness, regardless of the state of their diagnosis. Palliative care is similar to hospice care, in that it focuses on relieving patients suffering and compliments traditional medical care.

The big difference between hospice and palliative care is that hospice is associated with the last six months of life. Palliative care often comes into play for elderly patients who are put in the hospital abruptly. More.


About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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