When it comes to treating terminal illness, palliative care is often seen as the end of the fight. It focuses on quality of life rather than cure and is usually integrated in a patient’s final days or weeks in the form of hospice. But some question its traditional role in health care. A recent study shows that palliative care can not only help people live better, but also longer. As WGCU’s Farah Dosani reports, those in the field call for changing the way we view and use this so-called “end-of-life” care.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 06:14
Palliative CareWritten by Farah Dosani