Wine Helps the Medicine Go Down for Terminally Ill Patients

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Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in France has announced plans to open a first-of-its-kind wine bar in the hospital’s palliative care unit to improve the quality of life for terminally ill patients. The bar will allow patients to have a medically-supervised glass of wine with their family and friends and “brighten what is often a difficult daily life," a hospital spokesperson reports. Hospital staff will receive training on caring and providing for patients who come to the bar; non-wine drinkers can also choose from beer, whiskey, and champagne. Although research has found conflicting findings on the health benefits of wine, an opportunity to spend time with family and friends outside of the confines of a hospital room may be just what the doctor ordered for terminally ill patients.

Sip of Wine Helps the Medicine Go Down, as French Hospital Opens Wine Bar
Sip of Wine Helps the Medicine Go Down, as French Hospital Opens Wine Bar

PARIS — A hospital in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a "medically-supervised" glass or two with their families. Nothing justifies such a prohibition," the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital Center said in statement. ...

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