Healthcare strategy designed to relieve or lessen the symptoms of diseases for which there is no cure. AD drugs on the market today provide only palliative therapeutic activity.
Care which is provided to relieve pain rather than provide a cure. Also called " comfort care."
Care provided at the end of life after it becomes obvious that no cure is possible. Such care includes relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, integrates psychological and spiritual aspects and offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death.