Early palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life, symptom management and patient satisfaction with care. However, stigma associated with the term "palliative care" may be a barrier to timely referral and could deprive patients and caregivers of the full benefits of palliative care.
We appreciate that there are many operational definitions of palliative care in use in Canada. In the environment in which you work, what is the definition of palliative care?
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