Palliative Care Resources

Palliative Care Resources

Palliative care is not only a philosophy of care but also an organized, highly structured system for delivering care with a focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Explore ONS's evidence-based resources on palliative care.  
 
  • Palliative care is defined as a multidisciplinary approach that may include care provided by physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, spiritual care professionals, and respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists, as well as a variety of other disciplines necessary to manage symptoms in the ONS position statement, Palliative Care for People With Cancer.
    • Also in the ONS position statement on palliative care, ONS states that systems should make advanced care planning a priority to ensure that patients' values and wishes are honored.
  • Learn more about advanced care planning through the following video.

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