McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Palliative Care

Palliative care refers to care for patients and their families who are facing a serious, life-limiting illness. Palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients and their families at all stages of the illness. Palliative care focuses on treating the impact that an illness has on patients, and is often provided in addition to other care that focuses on treating the illness itself.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario