Hospice and Palliative Care

Information about these two care options that focus on symptom management and quality of life in different stages of disease.
Hospice: The Basics
Hospice is a philosophy of care focusing on providing the best possible quality of life for patients faced with a terminal illness.
Palliative Care: The Basics
Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on providing symptom management, assisting patients and families in navigating medical decisions and manage stress.
Nutrition in Hospice Care
Understand how a terminal illness affects eating and how to support a patient during this time.
Hospice in the Nursing Home
Accessing hospice care for a terminally ill patient living in a nursing home.

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Early Palliative Care in Lung CA Focuses on Coping, Symptoms

Jan 31, 2013 - Early palliative care clinic visits, integrated with standard oncologic care for patients with metastatic lung cancer, emphasize symptom management, coping, and psychosocial aspects of illness, according to research published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.



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