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Defining ‘palliative care’: Easing the pain of chronically ill
The Mercury News

Palliative care — from the Latin “palliare,” which means “to cloak” — grew out of the hospice movement of the 1970s. It is care that helps patients with life-limiting illness in their final years. Its managers guide patients through difficult choices in planning for care and treatment and managing symptoms and spiritual, social and psychological issues.