Palliative Care for MS: What It Is, When It’s Helpful

This approach to MS care focuses on quality of life and may be beneficial at any stage of the disease.
By Quinn Phillips
Medically Reviewed by Samuel Mackenzie, MD, PhD
August 5, 2019


In recent years, there’s been a movement among many multiple sclerosis (MS) healthcare providers to integrate palliative care into their practices.

There is a common misconception that palliative care and hospice care are the same. ICS Senior Vice President for Clinical Program and Population Health explains that, particularly for people living with a progressive disease like MS, palliative care is part of person-centered long-term care plan that can support the person in leading a full life.

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