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n South African Medical Journal - Palliative care in chronic disease : editorial

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Abstract

The World Health Organization definition of palliative care describes palliative care as 'an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness'. It also states that palliative care 'is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are implemented to prolong life', and in describing palliative care for children that 'It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether a child receives treatment directed at the disease.'

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2014-02-01
2016-12-04
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