PALLIATIVE CARE

terminal care which centers upon symptom management and comfort rather than forceful, cure-based intervention. This is the premise of the hospice approach. Stress is on cautious evaluation of the patient's state during the end stage of life in effort to render the best medications and other processes to alleviate pain.

PALLIATIVE CARE: "The family was distraught when the doctor suggested that now was the time to start looking into palliative care for their father."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PALLIATIVE CARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/palliative-care/ (accessed February 21, 2020).
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