What is palliative care?
Patients in palliative care may receive medical care for their symptoms along with treatment intended to cure their serious illness. Palliative care is a medical specialty that focuses on supporting the patient as they navigate this life-changing diagnosis.
Palliative vs. Hospice
Palliative care enhances a person’s care by focusing on symptom management for people with serious illness. Hospice care focuses on the care, comfort and quality of life of a person with a serious illness who is approaching the end of life.