end-of-life care

Pronunciation: (… kayr)

Care given to people who are near the end of life and have stopped treatment to cure or control their disease. End-of-life care includes physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families. The goal of end-of-life care is to control pain and other symptoms so the patient can be as comfortable as possible. End-of-life care may include palliative care, supportive care, and hospice care.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2015-09-22Planning the Transition to End-of-Life Care in Advanced CancerPlanificar la transición para la atención del cáncer avanzado en la etapa final de la vida