Palliative care, the treatment that respects pain

05122013NEW YORK — Anyone faced with a life-threatening or chronic illness should be as lucky as Catherine, a 27-year-old waitress in New York. Dr Diane Meier, a palliative care specialist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in the United States, recalled her young patient’s story in an article published in 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Catherine, who was not further identified to preserve her privacy, was diagnosed with leukaemia and suffered intractable bone pain, unrelieved by acetaminophen with codeine…read more

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