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An overview of palliative care 

An overview of palliative care
Chapter:
An overview of palliative care
Author(s):

Victor Pace

, Adrian Treloar

, Sharon Scott

, and Max Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199237807.003.0024
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date: 13 November 2018

Fundamentals 67

Who delivers palliative care? 69

Why refer for specialist palliative care? 70

Where is palliative care delivered? 71

Implications for the palliative care of people with dementia 75

Palliative care has been defined by the WHO as: ‘an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem 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’. Palliative care: ...

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