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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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Palliative care in the UAE has grown and I am happy to say that people are beginning to understand the value of a palliative programme, especially when integrated into oncology.
Palliative care for childhood cancer in Iran is in the early stages, and there is no formal organization for caring for children with the disease (Rassouli et al., 2019).
Paragraph 1.1 of the draft guidelines quotes the WHO definition of palliative care as 'an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual'.
One case of palliative transport included an (https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/clinical-care/final-comfort-palliative-transport-brings-dying-children-home) 8-month-old Native American girl who traveled nearly 600 miles by ground and air ambulance to participate in end-of-life rituals at her rural tribe, something she would otherwise not have been able to do at the hospital.
Palliative care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team that can be composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains.
Here are the basics of hospice and palliative care:
"As the seriously ill population grows exponentially, so does the need for community-based palliative care and we know that our members are offering these needed services throughout the country," said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.
[ClickPress, Tue Oct 30 2018] World Health Organization (WHO) defines palliative care as an approach to improve the quality of life of a patients and their families who are facing difficulties related to the fatal illness by providing a treatment for relieving the symptoms of an underlying disease/disorder.
The training was coordinated and implemented by the Oman Cancer Association (OCA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, and funded by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to further develop an infrastructure for palliative care in the sultanate.
Our vision is to deliver an internationally recognized Supportive and Palliative Care Program and to become a regional leader in palliative care clinical services."