Palliative Care Is a Human Right

October 6, 2015

(Huffington Post) – Palliative care focuses on the relief of symptoms, pain, and stress caused by serious illness by managing symptoms, providing clear information to patients and families, and by attending to the patient’s physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Although palliative care is often mistakenly viewed as end of care, its actually meant to support patients and families throughout the treatment trajectory for cancer and other serious diseases.