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Palliative and End of Life Care

According to the World Health Organization, Palliative Care is an approach “that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care.” (

Washington State Psychological Association Death with Dignity Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals

Washington Death With Dignity Initiative, A report with summary and recommendations by the Washington State
Psychological Association End-of-Life Committee, June 2008.

Washington State Psychological Association Policy on Value-Neutral Language Regarding End-Of-Life Choices  


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