Who Can Benefit?
Anyone with chronic progressive illness, regardless of cause. Serious illness may include:
- 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 and evaluation.
Quality of life can be severely affected by uncontrolled symptoms. The management of pain and other symptoms is paramount for physical and emotional wellbeing.
Palliative care can help you with symptoms such as:
- Wound care
- Malignant bowel obstruction