palliative care myths

Negative Misperception Prevents Patients from Benefitting from Palliative Care, Research Shows

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Pennsylvania New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal indicates that many patients associate the term “palliative care” with imminent death, which prevents them from even considering this type of care. Lead study author and head of the division of palliative care at the University Health Network in Toronto Dr. Camilla …

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