How can a palliative approach to care differ from other types of care?

It's comfort care... The clear distinction of palliative versus curative care is that the former reduces the severity of suffering by alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease (which is typically incurable or end stage by the time a palliative approach is adopted).
Palliative care. . Palliative care places less emphasis on the aggressive treatment of medical issues and more emphasis on keeping the patient with those medical issues as comfortable as possible. Usually meant for patients with terminal,'incurable medical issues. .