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Descriptor in English: Palliative Medicine
Descriptor in Spanish: Medicina Paliativa
Descriptor in Portuguese: Medicina Paliativa
Descriptor in French: Médecine palliative
Entry term(s): Medicine, Palliative
Medicine, Palliative Care
Palliative Care Medicine
Tree number(s): H02.403.645
Scope note: A branch of medicine concerned with preventing and relieving the suffering of patients in any stage of disease. Its focus is on comprehensive care and improving the quality of all areas of the patient's life.
Annotation: specialty only; use PALLIATIVE CARE for care of patients
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 2015; use PALLIATIVE CARE 1996-2014
See also the descriptors: Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing MeSH
Palliative Care MeSH
DeCS UI: 55759
Descriptor UI: D065126
Date Established: 2015/01/01
Date of Entry: 2014/06/26
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Palliative Medicine - Preferred
Concept UI M0015774
Scope note A branch of medicine concerned with preventing and relieving the suffering of patients in any stage of disease. Its focus is on comprehensive care and improving the quality of all areas of the patient's life.
Preferred term Palliative Medicine
Entry term(s) Medicine, Palliative
Medicine, Palliative Care
Palliative Care Medicine



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