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Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), developed the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter ® campaign to increase the use of palliative care for children and teens living with serious illnesses.

Click here to read the NINR Director's Message in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.