Palliative care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of individuals. Palliative care treatment does not preclude aggressive treatment and addresses the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and his or her loved ones. The goal of palliative care is comfort, which all patients may benefit from.
Palliative care is closely associated with hospice care, but it is not always for people who are terminally ill. Both palliative and hospice care share goals of providing comfort and pain relief and focusing on quality of life, but the differences are:
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