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  What is Hospice & Palliative Care?  
 


It is a philosophy of care that enables people with advanced Cancer, Motor Neuron, End stage diabetes, HIV related illness, or other diseases to regain some control over their lives and to improve and stabilize distressing symptoms

Hospice care is a special way of caring for those facing a life-threatening illness. Hospice services are characterized by a team-oriented approach that includes expert pain and symptom management, along with emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient's wishes.

The most common misunderstanding about hospice is the belief that hospice is a "place." In fact, most patients receive hospice care in their own home, although it can also be provided in other facilities as well.

Palliative {latin,, palliatus ,cloaked} mitigating,reducing the severity of, denoting the allevation of symptoms without curing the underlying disease.

Hospice {latin, hospes , a host, a guest} an institution that provides a centralized a program of palliative and supportive services to dying persons and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social and spiritual care.

DEAN Foundation is a non-profit Medical Charitable Trust whose prime objective is to provide Palliative care for those suffering from incurable illnesses with competence and compassion and to end unnecessary suffering, indignity and fear.

DEAN Foundation is a place to go to, when some one you care, is faced with a life threatening illness. It is a special place to go, if you need a friend, or to talk about problems in your life.

 
     
 
 
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