Triggers for palliative care: improving access to care for people with diseases other than cancer

This report calls for health care professionals to receive further training and development in palliative care to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness gets the care and support that they need. It shows there is limited understanding of what palliative care can do, who it benefits and when to introduce it. It reveals that professionals do not receive enough training in the area and often miss the opportunity to consider whether there is a palliative care need.

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