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palliative care Line breaks: pal¦lia|tive care

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Definition of palliative care in English:


[mass noun]
Care for the terminally ill and their families, especially that provided by an organized health service.
Example sentences
  • It demonstrates that the use of blood transfusion in palliative care requires further discussion.
  • Not all hospitals and healthcare facilities offer palliative care services.
  • Such prescriptions may affect two thirds of inpatients in specialist palliative care units.
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