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When the Focus is on Care: Palliative Care and Cancer

Title: When the Focus is on Care: Palliative Care and Cancer

Author: American Cancer Society

My Take on this Title:

Many people misunderstand the role, and value, that palliative care can play in their treatment plan. Different from hospice, palliative care is a whole-person approach to living with serious, life limiting illness. For many people living with cancer, palliative care has the potential to change their experience of life, their illness and their healthcare.

This book is thoughtful, factual and sensitive in explaining how cancer patients can benefit from palliative care—care that addresses the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the seriously ill patient. This book provides the information, support, and tools needed to cope and live well with cancer, even when the disease is not responsive to treatment.

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