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New specialty at NMMC
supports patients with
asing the burden of a serious
illness sometimes goes beyond
traditional medical treatment.
Palliative care is specialized
care focused on relieving pain, stress
and other symptoms of a serious health
issue. It can be delivered at the same
time as treatment meant to cure, or
when a patient is on hospice care.
Emily Wambles of Saltillo says
palliative care at North Mississippi
Medical Center in Tupelo helped her
family make the best of a bad situation. Her father, Charles Burdick, was
brought into the NMMC Emergency
Department after suffering a stroke
at his long-term care facility.