Nelson Mandela’s illness puts spotlight on palliative care

abc_072013ABC NEWS | Online – 15 July 2013 – Ailing human rights icon Nelson Mandela’s ill health and repeated hospital stays have put the spotlight on palliative care, a growing branch of medicine that provides seriously ill patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and the stress of sickness.  “Mandela is clearly an important public figure and his high-profile case helps raise awareness of palliative care,” said Dr. Sean Morrison, director of palliative care at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Palliative care specialists, including doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care providers, work together to improve quality of life for patients and their families, Morrison said…read more

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