New Text Campaign from NINR, MedlinePlus
The National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus have teamed up to offer a text message service for those living with serious illnesses and their families. The campaign launched on Feb. 5 and offers weekly text messages about palliative care in English and Spanish.
Palliative care’s primary purpose is to relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with serious illnesses and improve quality of life. The text messages provide information about what palliative care is, the benefits of palliative care and resources on how to manage the symptoms of a serious illness. Messages address both adult and pediatric patients and their families.
To sign up for the text messages, text MP CARE to 468311 for English messages or MP CUIDAR to 468311 for Spanish messages.
Visit https://medlineplus.gov/palliativecaretexts.html for more details.