Palliative Care’s Place in the Care Continuum

When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness or condition, it’s common for patients to follow a standardized process.  However, every patient’s plan of care is unique, so it’s important to discuss the best course of treatment with your medical provider.

“We want people to know that we really can make a difference to them and their families. Palliative care is for living, not for dying.” — Dr. Jean Farley, assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

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  1. “Medicare Hospice Care: Palliative vs. Curative,” Center for Medicare Advocacy. Accessed Oct. 16, 17.
  2. “What are palliative care and end of life care?” Marie Curie. Accessed Oct. 16, 17.


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