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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

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  2. The Jakarta administration is to build a cancer treatment hospital in West Jakarta, with doors expected to open in 2017. FULL ARTICLE AT The Jakarta Post

  1. Palliative care specialists from Singapore will partner with Indonesian medical professionals from 10 public hospitals in Jakarta. FULL ARTICLE AT Channel News Asia

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  3. Visiting with a friend over breakfast the other day, the subject of quality versus quantity of life came up over eggs and crispy bacon. The question was simple: If you ... FULL ARTICLE AT Arkansas Online

  1. Two inmates in the state prison system died this week -- one from multisystem organ failure and another from cardiac arrest, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction said. Allen ... FULL ARTICLE AT Arkansas Online

  2. The Arkansas Department of Correction says two of its inmates have died in recent days, including one who was convicted of murder more than 40 years ago. Floyd Summerville, 64 ... FULL ARTICLE AT Arkansas Online

  3. In many African countries, palliative care is not yet integrated into national policies so public healthaccess is not available to the majority of those who require palliative care. The African ... FULL ARTICLE AT Eldis

  4. With the huge burden of cancer, HIV, and other life-limiting illnesses across Africa, a clear public health argument exists for the availability of pain- and symptom-relieving drugs to improve the ... FULL ARTICLE AT Eldis

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Palliative care (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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