Palliative Care in Iran: A long, long way to go

  • Mamak Tahmasebi Cancer Research Center, Cancer Institute of Iran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I. R. Iran

Abstract

“Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It preventsand relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatmentf pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.” Accordingto the World Health Organization (WHO, 2002)1.

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Published
2018-07-02
How to Cite
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Tahmasebi M. Palliative Care in Iran: A long, long way to go. BCCR. 10(3):34-7.