Know When You Might Benefit from Palliative Care (Psst...It’s Not Hospice)
Palliative care can help someone with a chronic illness cope with unrelenting symptoms of their disease or its treatment.

Know When You Might Benefit from Palliative Care (Psst...It’s Not Hospice)

In the course of a disease, you may experience distressing symptoms, despite the best medical treatment. Or you learn that a procedure that might save your life has frightening risks. You may run out of treatment options and worry about what will happen next.

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    Download the Full May 2018 Issue PDF

    Advanced heart failure is one reason some patients are referred to palliative care. These patients often experience distressing symptoms that increase in number and severity as the condition progresses.

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