Palliative care specializes in the relief of the pain,symptoms and
stress of serious illness/diseases.The goal is to improve quality of
life for patients and their families.
Who Benefits from Palliative Care services?
Everyone: the patient, patients family,attending physician and other
consultants by assuring access to an experienced clinical team that
focuses on maintaining the best quality of life.
Is Palliative Care the same as Hospice?
No: Palliative Care is appropriate at any point in an illness/disease
and benefits patients by managing symptoms. And this can be provided at
the same time as treatment.