Palliative Health Care: From Crisis to Quality of Life

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14:  A doctor at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham does his rounds on the wards on June 14, 2006 in Birmingham, England. Senior managers of the NHS have said that the organisation needs to become more open in the fu

Patients who are initially diagnosed with serious illnesses for the most part are living in the community at home and with their family and we want to bring that support right into them at home.-Michelle Mazzacco

Dealing with a serious illness is a time of extreme stress and even a time of fear for the future.

But it's a situation that doesn't have to be faced alone.

In this podcast, Michelle Mazzacco, Vice President and Executive Director of The Community Hospice, Eddy Visiting Nurse Association and Palliative Care Partners explains what palliative care is and explains how palliative care improves lives in our community.

Palliative care is the kind of thing you don't want to ever need, but if you ever do need it, you'll be so glad it is available.

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