The meaning of palliation needs to be clearly defined. Once understood that it does not involve the intention to cure the underlying disease, the multidisciplinary task of relieving symptoms can be undertaken. Surgeons have a key role in this phase of the delivery of health care enlisting the wide range of procedures available to them to support their patients.
|Title of host publication||Palliative surgery|
|Editors||Matthias W. Wichmann, Guy Maddern|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Heidelberg|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|