Palliative care is focused on quality of life and your preferences or those of the person you care for are central to providing quality care. Evidence helps by showing us the most likely outcomes of events or actions across this time. For example, the most likely symptoms and care needs with a given diagnosis or the likely impacts of care decisions and interventions.
For some people, palliative care planning and decision-making may extend over many years while for others, issues may need to be considered within a shorter time span. Understanding what research has found can help you consider options and courses of action and how they fit with your personal circumstances. This is true whether it be to control pain and other symptoms, or to plan where and how care is provided.
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