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Palliative Care and Palliative Rehabilitation: Approaches to the End-of-Life

  • Andrea PaceEmail author
  • Veronica Villani
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Abstract

The concept of palliative care is an emerging field in neuro-oncology. The WHO definition of palliative care (PC) affirms that “palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual” (www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurooncology Unit, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer InstituteRomeItaly

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