Learn About Palliative Care

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Palliative care is a type of medical care focused on relieving the pain and suffering of a life-limiting illness. The goal is to live the best life you can.

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is important and misunderstood. Read this section to find out what palliative care is, and isn't.

Introduction to Palliative Care

Learn more about palliative care through this excellent learning module created by the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Additional Tools

The Introduction to Palliative Care module is one way to learn about palliative care. See here for a list of other ways to improve knowledge and skills related to palliative care.

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What Is Palliative Care?