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CLEVELAND CLINIC PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICE HONORED

 CLEVELAND CLINIC PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICE HONORED
 CLEVELAND, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization


(WHO) has designated the Palliative Care Service of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center as a Demonstration Project. This designation distinguishes the Palliative Care Service at the Cleveland Clinic as a model for other palliative care services worldwide.
 Palliative Care encompasses a full spectrum of services dedicated to relieving pain and improving the quality of life for patients with advanced cancer. The Palliative Care Service of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center emphasizes research and education and includes a Hospice Home Care Program.
 In his letter to clinic officials, Jan Stjernsward, M.D., chief Cancer and Palliative Care Unit, World Health Organization, said that the Cleveland Clinic program "...is a very unique model of a much needed service, both in developed and developing countries. The comprehensive, multidisciplinary Palliative Care Service of the Cleveland Clinic is exemplary of WHO's many recommendations in the area of palliative care."
 Declan Walsh, M.D., M.Sc., director of the Palliative Care Unit of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center said the designation is an important one. "This distinction will enable us to share our knowledge and experiences with other countries in an effort to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families around the world."
 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is a multispecialty academic medical center providing state-of-the-art care while advancing the frontiers of medicine. Since its founding in 1921, the integration of clinical and hospital care with research and education in a private, non-profit group practice has distinguished the Cleveland Clinic in American medicine. Today at the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida, nearly 600 full-time salaried physicians represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. Every year the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida provide for more than 780,000 outpatient visits and 32,000 hospital admissions from throughout the United States and more than 80 countries.
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