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UNC Palliative Care Hanson co-authored journal articleThe mission of the UNC Palliative Care Program is to promote palliative care clinical services, research, and education to improve care and outcomes for persons with serious illness and their families. The Program’s larger effort is advancing palliative care for people with dementia and other serious neurologic diseases.

As part of this effort, Dr. Laura Hanson recently worked with an international group of researchers in neuropalliative care to publish this comprehensive review. The team consisted of contributors from Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, India, the UK, and the USA.

As the neuropalliative care review says, “Neurological diseases cause physical, psychosocial, and spiritual or existential suffering from the time of their diagnosis. Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life for people with serious illness and their families by addressing this multidimensional suffering.”

Read the article on Science Direct.