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- Website: Mayo Clinic
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Consider hospice care for those who are terminally ill. Hospice care focuses on maintaining a high quality of life during the final months and days of life. This resource includes tips to help you select a hospice program.
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hospice, terminal illness, palliative, end of life
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Rated on: 5/16/2016 12:32:18 PM
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