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Chile hospitals ensure that patients don't die alone during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite family members not being allowed to visit.
While healthy individuals are dealing with the fear of contracting Covid-19, thousands of palliative care patients are trying to have the best quality of life that they can.
Sick or elderly people who are close to death often want to say goodbye to their loved ones as intensively as possible – short messages or gifts can make this a bit easier.
Cancer patients need to be extra careful while undergoing treatment at hospitals, as their impaired immune system puts them at high risk of developing infections, including Covid-19.
What are the issues that would lead one to ask for palliative care and what are the expectations?
Most elderly patients assume the end of life is near when they are diagnosed with cancer. But with advanced age, the risks of dying from other diseases also increase.Don't think the end of life if you're diagnosed with cancer in your twilight years.
A review of randomised clinical trials that provide evidence of the effectiveness of new cancer drugs found that many might have some sort of bias.
Palliative care in Malaysia could be much improved by training GPs to provide such care to patients in the community, as other countries are currently doing.
This inheritable condition causes a person’s muscles to grow increasingly weaker right from the womb, and can result in early death.