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Department of Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Neoplasms | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Oncology | Palliative Care | Women's Health


According to the WHO definition, “Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and treatment of other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual” [1]. In addition, “Palliative care is required from early in the disease course, can be delivered alongside potentially curative treatment, and continues to include end-of-life or terminal care” [2].

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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Oct;131 Suppl 2:S167-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.06.016. Link to article on publisher's site

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International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

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