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Five common myths about palliative care and what the science really says

We may have heard it said, and in that curiously familiar tone, something along the lines of: “They’re having palliative care now.” And it’s almost as if the meaning of those words is so universally understood they need no further explanation. Most people simply assume they mean the person is now dying.

Yet, when a health professional suggests “palliative care” might be a useful addition to a patient’s care, they most likely mean something different.

So what is it the patient actually takes from the suggestion? We asked this question of people being treated for cancer in hospital, as well as their families. We wanted to explore people’s initial perceptions of palliative care…

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