Palliative care is specialized medical aid for people living with a significant illness. This type of care is concentrated on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to enhance quality of life for both the patient and therefore the family.
For providing palliative care we have specially trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who works along side a patient’s other doctors to supply an additional layer of support.
It is appropriate at any age and at any stage during a serious illness, and it is often provided along side curative treatment.
Palliative care can be offered for people with illnesses, such as:
- Heart disease
- Lung diseases
- Kidney failure
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Role of Palliative care
- Management of pain and symptoms
- Management of depression and anxiety.
- Discussion regarding the goal and the progress of the treatment.
- Assistance with conflicts resolution regarding goals and methods of treatment either within families or between staff and families.
Benefits of Palliative care
- Helps in better communication between patient, caregivers and healthcare providers.
- Offers psychological and spiritual care.
- Develops a support system to help the patient to live as actively as possible.
- Enables patient to remain comfortable by preventing and relieving pain and suffering.
- Fosters vitality and independence in patients. The team will assist you gain the strength to hold on with lifestyle.
In short, palliative care will help enhance your quality of life.
The goal of palliative care is to assist people with serious illnesses feel better.
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