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Definitions for palliative
ˈpæl iˌeɪ tɪv, -i ə tɪvpal·lia·tive
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palliative, alleviant, alleviatoradjective
remedy that alleviates pain without curing
alleviative, alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, palliativeadjective
moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
Something that palliates, particularly a palliative medicine.
The radiation and chemotherapy were only palliatives.
Minimising the progression of a disease and relieving undesirable symptoms for as long as possible, rather than attempting to cure the (usually incurable) disease.
Etymology: From *palliativus, from palliare, from pallium.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: palliatif, Fr. from palliate.
Consumption pulmonary seldom admits of any other than a palliative cure, and is generally incurable when hereditary. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.
Something mitigating; something alleviating.
Etymology: from palliate.
It were more safe to trust to the general aversion of our people against this coin, than apply those palliatives which weak, perfidious, or abject politicians administer. Jonathan Swift.
Palliative care (derived from the Latin root palliare, or 'to cloak') is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex, and often terminal illnesses. Within the published literature, many definitions of palliative care exist. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes palliative care as "an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual." In the past, palliative care was a disease specific approach, but today the WHO takes a broader approach, that the principles of palliative care should be applied as early as possible to any chronic and ultimately fatal illness.Palliative care is appropriate for individuals with serious illnesses across the age spectrum and can be provided as the main goal of care or in tandem with curative treatment. It is provided by an interdisciplinary team which can include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, and dietitians. Palliative care can be provided in a variety of contexts, including hospitals, outpatient, skilled-nursing, and home settings. Although an important part of end-of-life care, palliative care is not limited to individuals near the end of life.Evidence supports the efficacy of a palliative care approach in improvement of a person's quality of life. Palliative care's main focus is to improve the quality of life for those with chronic illnesses. It is commonly the case that palliative care is provided at the end of life, but it can be helpful for a person of any stage of illness that is critical or any age.
serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate
that which palliates; a palliative agent
Etymology: [Cf. F. palliatif.]
The numerical value of palliative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of palliative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of palliative in a Sentence
It is with the heaviest of hearts but with complete conviction for Charlie’s best interests that I find it is in Charlie’s best interests that I accede to these applications and rule that Great Ormond Street Hospital may lawfully withdraw all treatment save for palliative care to permit Charlie Gard via AP -RRB- to die with dignity.
It is with the heaviest of hearts but with complete conviction for Charlie’s best interests that I find it is in Charlie’s best interests that I accede to these applications and rule that Great Ormond Street Hospitalhave may lawfully withdraw all treatment save for palliative care to permit Charlie Gard to die with dignity.
Assisted suicide is inherently dangerous to those who are expensive to care for or who lack access to proper medical care, and rather than open up that Pandora's box, we ought to be exploring how to expand hospice and palliative care to address the needs of those terminally ill.
I often describe palliative care as an extra layer of support, who would n’t want more support, especially during a difficult illness ?
Our coalition continues to oppose this deeply flawed legislation because of the dangers it poses to those living with disabilities or in vulnerable circumstances, particularly in a state as ethnically and economically diverse as California, assisted suicide is inherently dangerous to those who are expensive to care for or who lack access to proper medical care, and rather than open up that Pandora's box, we ought to be exploring how to expand hospice and palliative care to address the needs of those terminally ill.
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