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Hospice and palliative care offer comfort, sometimes face resistance

Judy Setla, MDJudy Setla, MD, medical director of Hospice of Central New York, traces the evolution of end-of-life care, which can include hospice care at home or palliative care in a hospital. She noted that today‘s multifaceted hospice care, which aims to comfort patients as well as loved ones, can face resistance in a culture that doesn‘t like to deal with death.