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05 May 2009

Palliative care vs hospice care

Hospice care is aimed at people who may be in their final months or weeks of life and always includes palliative care.

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Hospice care is aimed at people who may be in their final months or weeks of life and always includes palliative care. Hospice care is centred on caring for terminally ill patients who may no longer be seeking curative treatment options.

Palliative care can be provided at any stage of the illness, even at the start. Palliative care may include treatment options for curing the condition (curative) as well as managing symptoms and side effects (palliative).

(Thania Gopal, Health24, April 2009)

 
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