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The palliative care experience of two patients (Sean O'Mahony)

O'Mahoney combines anecdotes and statistics to paint a picture of palliative care and its importance.


Sean O'Mahony, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., medical director of palliative care service, Montefiore Medical Center; medical director, Compassionate Care Hospice at Montefiore; assistant professor of medicine and family medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Palliative care supports the patients with serious illnesses to receive the kind of care and pain relief they want, whether they’re nearing death or coping with serious and incurable illnesses. It’s a growing field: More than half of U.S. hospitals have palliative care programs and many more are in planning stages. Palliative care also can be provided to patients in their homes or in long-term care facilities.