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Table 3 Essential Messages of Educational Message for Palliative Care

From: Examining public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards palliative care: a mixed method sequential study

Essential Messages
Palliative care considered as a system of ‘best care’, not linked to specific ‘place’ or setting
Viewed as an active approach to care, offering solutions and improving quality of life
Enabling people to stay out of hospital and provided across all settings, all conditions and all times.
Enabling choices, decision making and facilitating goals of care for both patients and families
Providing expert management of symptoms from members of specialist and generalist multidisciplinary team
Facilitation of living independently as well as possible for as long as possible
Earlier integration in the patients’ journey and includes but not just focused on end of life care.