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Palliative care has been sadly a focus of news coverage throughout the pandemic. Although it features in many powerful stories, this area of medicine is often misunderstood.

Author and journalist Michelle Seaton interviewed a couple of specialists for an article published by Journalist's Resource that provides four tips to covering palliative care. An important takeaway is not to confuse palliative care with hospice care or 'end of life' care.

"You can say, 'Actually, palliative care is delivered at the same time as curative and life-prolonging treatment in an effort to maximise the quality of life,'" it reads.

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