Montreal conference Palliative care is not only for the dying

Palliative care doesn’t just serve the dying, experts say.

Palliative care focuses on improving lives, on easing suffering and comforting patients with life-threatening illnesses, said Kappy Flanders, co-chair of the Council on Palliative Care, in an interview Tuesday from Montreal’s Palais des Congrès, where 1,700 delegates from around the world are gathering for an international conference on end-of-life care.

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