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  • Savitha Kumari

What is palliative care and why is it important in modern times?

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Even if modern developments have happed in modern medicine, sometimes medical conditions cannot be fixed. Death and dying are unavoidable parts of life and have a different personal experience. No two end of life situations are the same.

If a individual has a life ending situation, which means that it cannot be cured and will lead to the end of their life, the focus of their care will shift from aiming to cure them, to ensuring they have the best quality of life. This care can focus on:

  • Managing their symptoms

  • Personal freedom

  • Emotional support, spiritual health and cultural well-being.

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