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The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192631411
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0001

Series: Supportive Care Series

The nature of palliation and its contribution to supportive care

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This chapter examines the nature of palliative and its contribution to supportive care. The findings indicate that the modern approach to medicine now holistically embraces the subjective needs of patients and their carers and that hospices and the modern palliative care movement have made major progress in the care of dying people. The chapter suggests that palliation of symptoms should be considered analytically and that treatment should be applied using modern scientific principles.

Keywords: palliative care; supportive care; patients; carers; hospices; symptom palliation; scientific principles

Chapter.  19849 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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