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Understanding the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice

Deathcomfort2Many people have heard of hospice care but they mistakenly think that it’s just a way to help cancer patients be more comfortable at the end of their lives. Fewer people have heard of palliative care, and they may have no idea what it is. The truth is that hospice and palliative care are related but used for different reasons at different times, and everyone should be well-versed in what they offer. Here, we’ll clarify some points of confusion.

View the slideshow on HealthCentral to help clarify the differences between palliative care and hospice:

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