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Who is a part of a palliative care team?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Medical Team: Many times the medical staff involved physicians, nurses, medical assistants, nursing assistants, physical and occupational therapists, your family and even the clergy at the hospital are involved.
Answered on Dec 28, 2013

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