Department of Medicine, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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” . 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” .
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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
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Kibel SM, Cain JM. (2015). Palliative care in gynecological cancer. Open Access Articles. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.06.016. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/2598
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