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Advance Directives – a firsthand account

In the Winter of 2017, my wife developed a severe cough and shortness of breath. None of the usual treatments her doctor prescribed worked and her pulmonary specialist ordered a lung biopsy. She was admitted to the hospital on April first because of concerns with her low oxygen levels.

Palliative comes from palliare - or cloak

S1E03: What is Palliative Care?

If you watch any newsreel of trauma or disaster victims, you will surely see somewhere a responder or volunteer draping a blanket over injured, wearied, or shell-shocked victims. There is something healing in the simple act of draping this cloak around someone. The word "palliative" comes from...

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