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AboutPalliative care, also known as palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness - whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative or life prolonging treatment.
- Chuang E, Kim G, Blank AE, Southern W, Fausto J. 30-Day Readmission Rates in Patients Admitted for Heart Failure Exacerbation with and without Palliative Care Consultation: A Retrospective Cohort Study.. J Palliat Med. Feb 2017