End-of-Life Care, Pain Medicine, Palliative Care

What actually is palliative care? And how is it different to end-of-life care?

Palliative care is not voluntary assisted dying. It does not aim to hasten or prolong death. It is not just for people who are about to die and seeking palliative care does not mean “giving up”. In fact, it can be a profound and positive form of care that the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised as a basic human right. But what does it involve?