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Palliative Care: New UpToDate Specialty

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New Specialty: Palliative Care

Palliative care is a growing interdisciplinary specialty focused on patients’ quality of life and relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. Many hospitals are developing palliative care programs to support patients and their families.

This newly launched UpToDate specialty integrates the most current information on palliative care into recommendations that span many disciplines. Content includes comprehensive information on clinical and psychosocial issues and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms.

UpToDate in Palliative Care includes:

  • 90+ clinical topics — a list of topics for any specialty can be found  through the “Contents”  link on the top toolbar
  • 40 patient education topics — print or email information to help patients make informed decisions
  • 45 new graphics — created specifically for palliative care topics
  • 100+ contributors — as with all UpToDate content, authors and editors are clearly identified in each topic

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Source: Wolters Kluwer Health.

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