What’s in a name: Is the moniker ‘palliative care’ too loaded?

NEW ORLEANS – That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Perhaps not, if the conversation turns to palliative care.  A telephone survey of 169 patients with advanced cancer found that those randomized to hear the term “supportive care” instead of “palliative care” rated their understanding, overall impressions and future perceived need for those services significantly higher…read more

An article from Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada). More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET