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Understanding – and prescribing – palliative care

It’s common to believe that palliative care is for patients nearing the end of life when all other treatment options are exhausted. In truth, its aim is to alleviate suffering in all its forms – physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual – and it can begin as early as diagnosis. – By Woody English, M.D., regional medical director, Providence Palliative Care