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palliative

[′pal·ē·əd·iv]
(pharmacology)
Having a soothing or relieving quality.
A drug that soothes or relieves symptoms of a disease.
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The expert stated that Nigeria lacks a policy on palliative care despite its increasing number of individuals with chronic and life-threatening conditions such as HIV, stroke, cancer, and diabetes that require such services.
The funding will help Pallium Canada expand its Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) program.
When integrated with other treatment options for cancer at an early stage, palliative care can help the patients in dealing with their illness better and leading the remainder of their lives with acceptance.
The importance of integration of palliative care into health services was highlighted with the adoption of the 2014 World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution, [3] 'Strengthening of palliative care as a component of comprehensive care throughout the life course'.
Dr McMaster wants to know why WSLHD's privatised service has been allocated almost 40 per cent of additional palliative care funding provided for the whole of NSW.
She will spend time at Wellington's Mary Potter Hospice, with Wellington Regional Hospital's palliative care team and the hospice community service.
The company said the funding will support the implementation of Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez, 2014), which expands palliative care services to Med-Cal beneficiaries.
Every nurse should have the knowledge and ability to facilitate healing and alleviate suffering through the delivery of safe, quality, and holistic person-centered primary palliative care.
Given this, the need for palliative care services in Pakistan cannot be ignored since the majority of patients present to health care facilities with an advanced stage of cancer and require palliation from the beginning.
4), nurse practitioners (NPs) are increasingly becoming certified as palliative care APNs.
2) According to the WHO, palliative care is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.
An estimated 20 million people require palliative care at the end of life each year, the majority of which live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) (Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance and the World Health Organization, 2014).