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
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“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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How to Cite
Tahmasebi M. Palliative Care in Iran: A long, long way to go. Basic Clin Cancer Res. 10(3):34-7.