This is palliative care—a return of some control to people during a passage in life that is uncontrollable.
palliative sedation would have relieved her pain, it is true.
I found a solution in palliative care—which is dedicated to minimizing pain and keeping the chronically ill out of the hospital.
At least any palliative measures would only prolong the agony.
Emigration on the largest scale has proved a palliative, but no remedy.
Absolute prohibition had manifestly failed, and so palliative measures were tried.
There is no excuse,no palliative for such cruel and abominable ingratitude.
Insanity may perhaps be the only palliative left to Nature in this extremity.
Where the water is bad, some corrective or palliative will be had.
I wonder whether Thompson's Musidora could be considered a sufficient precedent, or at least a palliative parallel?
palliative pal·li·a·tive (pāl'ē-ā'tĭv, -ē-ə-tĭv)
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.