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The European voice for informal carers

Caring for Loved Ones at the End of Life – The essential role of palliative care and support

The end of life is a topic that has been discussed for centuries, with various philosophical and political approaches emerging in different parts of the world. In Europe, the approaches to end-of-life care and palliative care have been shaped by cultural, social and political factors. End-of-life care and palliative care are closely related concepts, but they are not the same thing. Both types of care are focused on improving the quality of life for people who are experiencing serious or life-limiting illnesses, but they differ in terms of their specific goals and the timing of their delivery.

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Published in September 2023

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