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What is it?

What is it?

Palliative care is the support of people with serious illnesses considered to be chronic if not incurable. It is a holistic approach that aims to achieve the best possible quality of life for you and for those close to you.

Palliative care is not just for people who are "waiting to die" and is not limited to physical health or pain control. Rather, it emcompasses the full range of needs you or those around you may have including psychological or social support or a broad range of services.

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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015