World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is Saturday, October 14.
It is a worldwide day of recognition and action to raise awareness of specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses.
Palliative care provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness and improve the overall quality of life for the patient and their family. Palliative care can begin at diagnosis to relieve pain, symptoms and side effects in a patient.
Hospice care starts after treatment has stopped and it is clear that the person will not survive their illness.
For more information about this day, visit http://www.thewhpca.org/about.