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Palliative care: Not to be confused with hospice

In the hospital, our primary goal, rightly, is to extend and save lives. Every nurse learns to prioritize care. We learn to first make sure a person can breathe. Then, we worry about the heart and circulation. Only after we have those addressed do we consider whether or not the person is suffering. This is the way we have to work to save lives. It makes perfect sense.

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