Who Can benefit?
Anyone with chronic progressive illness, regardless of cause. Serious illness
- Advanced heart or lung disease
- Kidney or liver disease
Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness and along with
disease focused treatments.
The goal of Palliative care is to maximize quality of life and focuses
on preventing, treating, reducing or removing discomfort whenever and
however it appears through careful attention to pain and symptom management.
Palliative care respectfully addresses wellbeing and treats physical,
emotional, social spiritual and financial needs.
There are various types of pain with different causes and treatments. Comprehensive
assessment is essential. Palliative care uses various pharmacological
and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management with ongoing assessment
Quality of life can be severely affected by uncontrolled symptoms. The
management of pain and other symptoms is paramount for physical and emotional
Palliative care can help you with symptoms such as:
- Wound care
- Malignant bowel obstruction