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Palliative and End of Life Care

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This POSTnote provides an overview of palliative care and its key components, approaches to managing and standardising care and key challenges to providing high quality care.

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Palliative and end of life care refer to the care of people who have an incurable and progressive illness. This POSTnote provides an overview of palliative care and its key components, approaches to managing and standardising care and key challenges to providing high quality care.

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