Nelson Mandela’s Illness Puts Spotlight on Palliative Care

Ailing human rights icon Nelson Mandela’s ill health and repeated hospital stays have put the spotlight on palliative care, a growing branch of medicine that provides seriously ill patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and the stress of sickness.

“Mandela is clearly an important public figure and his high-profile case helps raise awareness of palliative care,” said Dr. Sean Morrison, director of palliative care at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

See Nelson Mandela’s Illness Puts Spotlight on Palliative Care

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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