Lovely essay, however I take issue with your definistion of ‘palliative care’. Palliative care focus is on aggressive symptom management. It is not a limited focus on death and dying…that is hospice care. Palliative care is needed in all aspects of medical care to help a person live to the fullest in that moment where ever they are in their chronic health condition…that may be at the end of life, but it may also be at the beginning of the diagnostic process. We need to recognize palliative care as the essence of caring and vital to living

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