4.2 Palliative care

Psychological support is a critical element of palliative care where the overall goal is to relieve pain and distress and sustain a person’s well-being. Psychological support needs to be tailored to local settings with a culturally sensitive approach and respect for individual values and beliefs. Moreover, caregivers and health care providers providing palliative care frequently experience psychological distress themselves, for which psychological support can be beneficial (67).

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