A great description of palliative care

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Image courtesy of Meredith Gaston, whose joyous work can be found at

Palliative care:

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process
  • Intends to neither hasten nor postpone death
  • Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death.

I was given this great insight into palliative care in a workshop recently – thank you Therese S!

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