The Misunderstanding Of Palliative Care

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As the field of Palliative medicine and care grows, resources for these patients are increasingly becoming available, but not at a rate which is able to adequately provide for the demand. Even when facilities do provide palliative care providers, they are often underutilized due to a unique triad of issues, including, lack of best practice provisions due to the developing nature of palliative care evidence-based research, provider misunderstanding of the intent and nature of palliative care, resulting in failure to integrate palliative care into their practices, and wariness concerning relinquishing care to palliative services for fear of increased mortality, signifying a misunderstanding of the collaborative nature of medicine with regard

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