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palliative
adj. calming, soothing; alleviative, bringing relief; mitigating, moderating, lessening

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Palliative care
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 medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, relying on input from physicians, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, social workers, psychologists and other allied health professionals in formulating a plan of care to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient's life. This multidisciplinary approach allows the palliative care team to address physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced illness.

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palliative

Noun
1. remedy that alleviates pain without curing
(synonym) alleviant, alleviator
(hypernym) remedy, curative, cure

Adjective
1. moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
(synonym) alleviative, alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory
(similar) moderating


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palliativ
adj. palliative, calming, soothing; alleviative, bringing relief; mitigating, moderating, lessening

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palliatif
adj. palliative


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