By Angela Morrow, RN
Updated April 28, 2016
Palliative care is a vague and often confusing term to describe a type of treatment model. People of ask: Is it end-of-life care? Is it the same as hospice? What is palliative care?
Palliative care is treatment aimed at relieving the symptoms associated with serious illnesses and improving a patient’s quality of life. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT hospice care. Unlike hospice care, palliative care can begin at any time during a serious illness and ideally at