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A 74-year-old male asked:

Is palliative care only used for terminal patients or is it sometimes used to alleviate pain in.crtitical patients who are not necessarily terminal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Neal Kraus
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Anyone: They are professional managers of symptoms. This means if you are in a car accident at 25, you could visit a palliative doc for management of chronic pain associated. They provide recommendations not just for pain but also anything that can be treated to make someone feel better. Hospice pice is for patients with an estimated life-expectancy of 6 months or less. Sometimes they are the same doc
Last updated Aug 24, 2014
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