Palliative Care

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A palliative care team can include nurses, social workers, and doctors.
April 15, 2021

Who's on your palliative care team?

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Think of it as a support...

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Palliative care can help with symptom management, social support, and counseling.
March 30, 2021

3 tips for families considering palliative care

Patients and their families who have heard about the value of palliative care often have many questions about it. Jeri...

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Barbara and Jake Swoyer near their home in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
March 04, 2021

Comfort care for kids and their families: A mother’s story

When Jake Swoyer was born in 1995, he seemed like any other healthy baby boy. His family—parents, John and Barbara Swoyer,...

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Palliative care researcher Jean Kutner, M.D., in her lab at the University of Colorado.
March 02, 2021

New research on palliative care and COVID-19

Jean Kutner, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is a well-known expert...

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Family caregivers can include people like spouses, children, and neighbors.
January 26, 2021

Comforting and supporting caregivers

Some of the greatest challenges in patient care involve helping people improve their quality of life as they cope with...

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Palliative care offers support for people at any age who have a serious illness.
October 27, 2020

What is palliative care?

Palliative care offers care and support from a team of health providers such as doctors, nurses, and social workers. Palliative...

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April 24, 2018

Palliative care: A spectrum of support

When we think of caregiving, we often think of helping elderly family members or friends. But many people—old, young, and...

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April 24, 2018

Pediatric palliative care resources for you

Dealing with a serious illness can be overwhelming, especially when it involves a child. NIH is here to help. The...

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