PALLIATIVE CARE EPISODE

An episode of care primarily directed at providing relief to a terminally ill person through symptom management and pain management. The aim is to provide comfort and maintain the highest possible quality of life for as long as life remains and can address mental health and spiritual needs.

References:
National Cancer Data Set Version 1.1_ISB October 2001

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural PALLIATIVE CARE EPISODES