Words to Understand chronic illness: a disease that lasts at least three months and that may get worse over time diagnosis: the identification of an illness or other medical issue by a physician after conducting a medical examination and reviewing the results of tests empathetic: understanding others’ feelings outpatient care center: a medical facility that provides

services that do not require an overnight stay; these include wellness and prevention services, treatments, diagnostic services, and rehabilitation

palliative medicine: a medical specialty that seeks to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for those who are seriously ill


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