The Role of Palliative Care at the End of Life Article

PMID: 22190887 Web of Science: 000420230100015

Cited authors

  • Rome, Robin B.; Luminais, Hillary H.; Bourgeois, Deborah A.; Blais, Christopher M.


  • The goal of palliative care is to relieve the suffering of patients and their families by the comprehensive assessment and treatment of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual symptoms experienced by patients. As death approaches, a patient's symptoms may require more aggressive palliation. As comfort measures intensify, so should the support provided to the dying patient's family. After the patient's death, palliative care focuses primarily on bereavement and support of the family.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 348

End page

  • 352


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