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Monday, April 25, 2016

Many Cancer Patients Feel Stigmatized by Label of Palliative Care - Dr. Zimmermann



Interview


Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Dr. Zimmermann: Clinicians have an important role in educating patients and their families about the relatively new definition of palliative care as care that improves quality of life throughout the course of any life-threatening illness. It is care that can make a marked difference in symptom control, emotional and spiritual well-being, and social support, and is relevant for anyone who could use assistance in these domains, from diagnosis onwards.....

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