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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – December 2011

Spanish-Language Palliative Care Brochure Offers Answers, Highlights Benefits

Format: Brochure
Institute: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness, an award-winning brochure from NINR, is now available in Spanish. Cuidados Paliativos: El alivio que necesita cuando tiene síntomas de una enfermedad grave describes what palliative care is, who it benefits, and how it works.

The brochure explains that palliative care is not hospice care—it provides symptom relief to patients of any age and at any time during a serious illness. Readers learn that palliative care can be delivered in tandem with other medical treatments and is particularly helpful to those dealing with chronic illnesses, such as AIDS and cystic fibrosis, and diseases of the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Next Steps

You can read or download Cuidados Paliativos: El alivio que necesita cuando tiene síntomas de una enfermedad grave at www.ninr.nih.gov/cuidadospaliativos. To request free print copies (up to 25), please e-mail info@ninr.nih.gov or call NINR at (301) 496-0207.

This page last reviewed on August 23, 2012

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