Lexicon of Terms related to the Integrated Palliative Approach to Care

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Like all health care practices, hospice palliative care has its own language and terminology. This lexicon of terms is designed to help those interested in implementing the integrated palliative approach to care develop a common language and understanding.

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For citation: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Lexicon, The Way Forward Initiative: An Integrated Palliative Approach to care, 2014.

Value

Something that is morally desirable and/or a fundamental belief on which spirituality and/or a practice is based. A value can be intrinsic -- perceived as worthy or treasured in and for itself (e.g., liberty) -- or a value can be instrumental perceived as worthwhile for pragmatic purposes (e.g., money to obtain goods or services).