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

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Palliative care
Palliative care is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that includes specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

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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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