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Palliative Care For All

Extending Access to Palliative Care

Palliative care is beneficial and applicable to all life-limiting illness but has traditionally not been available to people with diseases other than cancer. The need to extend access to palliative care to people with diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Heart Failure and Dementia is increasingly accepted. However, there has been some lack of direction in providing palliative care within existing disease management frameworks for people with these non malignant life limiting illnesses. The Irish Hospice Foundation's Palliative Care for All Programme provides support, direction and guidance to those working with patients to incorporate palliative care principles in care. READ MORE >>> 

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About Palliative Care For All

Palliative care for all indicates that palliative care  is relevant and applicable to all life-limiting illness but has not traditionally been associated with diseases other than cancer. The need for palliative care to be extended to people with diseases such as  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Heart Failure and Dementia is increasingly acknowledged. However, there has […] Read more >

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