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.
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.